Jerkov Named Pac-10 Volleyball Player Of The Week

Oct. 21, 2002

WALNUT CREEK - CALIFORNIA outside hitter Mia Jerkov has been named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Oct. 14-Oct. 20, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Jerkov, a sophomore from Split, Croatia, paced the Bears with 77 kills (7.70 kills per game) on .317 hitting and posted 42 digs (4.20 digs per game) in a split with the Washington schools. Versus Washington, she established a new Cal school record with 39 kills and added a team-high 26 digs and a .346 hitting percentage. A day later, Jerkov led the Bears to an upset win over Washington State, in which she put in 38 kills and 16 digs on .289 hitting.

She is the first Cal player to ever have back-to-back 30 kill matches and only the fifth Bear ever to have 30 or more kills in a match. She tallied up a total of 79.5 points for the week.

The Golden Bears (13-5, 4-5 in Pac-10) lost in five games to Washington (3-2) and won in five games against No. 17-ranked Washington State (3-2) this weekend.

This is the second weekly honor for Jerkov, California's 15th Player of the Week honor all-time.

2002 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 3- April Ross, USC; Sept. 9-Mia Jerkov, CAL; Sept. 16- Kim Glass, ARIZ; Sept. 23- Katie Olsovsky, USC; Sept. 30- Juliana Escobar, ASU; Oct. 7- Emily Adams, USC; Oct. 14-Kim Glass, ARIZ; Oct. 21- Mia Jerkov, CAL.

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