Katie Olsovsky Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

Oct. 22, 2001

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- USC sophomore middle blocker Katie Olsovsky has been named the Pac-10 Player of the Week for the second-consecutive week, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Olsovsky, from Torrance, Calif., played a pivotal role in USC's victories over 14th-ranked Pepperdine and fifth-ranked UCLA. For the weekend, she hit .511 with 24 kills (2.67 kpg) and just one error in 45 attempts. Olsovsky also added 21 digs (2.33 dpg) and 14 blocks (1.56 bpg).

Against Pepperdine, Olsovsky led the Trojans in all three categories with 14 kills, 11 digs and five blocks. She accounted for a .636 hitting perecentage thanks to an error-free performance (14-0-22). In the win over UCLA, Olsovsky fell one block short of a triple-double with 10 kills (.391), 10 digs and 9 blocks. Her nine blocks against the Bruins tied a career-high.

This is the second-straight week Olsovsky has earned the honor after being named conference and national Player of the Week on Oct. 15. She is only the second player in Pac-10 history to win the honor on back-to-back weeks (USC's Jennifer Kessy was the first to do so in October 1996).

It is the third weekly honor in Olsovsky's career, USC's 27th honor all-time.

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