Katie Olsovsky Named Pac-10 and AVCA National Player of the Week

Oct. 15, 2001

Walnut Creek, Calif. -- USC sophomore middle blocker Katie Olsovsky has been named the Pac-10Player of the Week for October 8-14, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today. She was also selected as the AVCA/Sports Imports Division I National Player of the Week.

Olsovsky led the Trojans in two wins over fourth-ranked Stanford (Oct. 12) and Cal (Oct. 13), hitting .667 with 21 kills (3.00 kpg), 18 digs (2.57 dpg) and seven blocks (1.00 bpg). Her .667 attack percentage in both matches included just one error in 30 attempts in seven games. Against the Cardinal, Olsovsky recorded her first double-double of the season with 10 kills and 10 digs. She followed that performance by hitting .733 (11-0-15) against Cal - a mark which ranks fifth among USC individual match records. She currently ranks fifth in the Pac-10 in blocks, averaging 1.28 blocks per outing. This is the second Pac-10 weekly honor of Olsovsky's career, USC's 26th honor all-time.

Olsovksy is only the third athlete in USC women's volleyball history to earn National Player of the Week honors. The Trojans' first was Jasmina Marinkovic who was honored the week of Sept. 22, 1997. Sophomore April Ross received the honor last season on the week of Nov. 13, 2000.

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