Collins Named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week

Oct. 28, 2002

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON STATE setter Laura Collins has been named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Oct. 21-Oct. 27, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Collins, a junior from Milwaukee, Wis., tallied 106 assists (13.25 apg) and 17 digs (2.12 dpg) on .323 hitting with nine kills over the weekend. In a 3-0 win over California on the road, she had 49 assists and a match-high 11 digs, her fifth double-double of the year. She also tied her career-high with three service aces. In a 3-2 loss to Stanford, she dished out 57 assists and hit .467 with a season-high eight kills.

The Beavers (7-13, 2-9 in Pac-10) swept Cal on the road for the first time, and lost 3-2 to Stanford, but won their first game versus the Cardinal on the road since 1993.

This is the second weekly honor for Collins, Oregon State's 10th 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; Oct. 28- Laura Collins, OSU.

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