Hoop's Harrison Athlete Of Week
Boulder - David Harrison became just the second Buffalo to record a triple-double, doing so in Colorado's 107-74 victory over Stetson at the Coors Events Conference Center on Sunday night.
Harrison's night included 31 points, a school-record 10 blocks and 17 rebounds. The only other Buffalo to record a triple-double was Chauncey Billups, who achieved the feat on Dec. 2, 1995, against George Mason.
Harrison's career night came just two nights after the Buffaloes beat Cal-Poly 97-69 to open the season. In that game, Harrison had 18 points, six blocks and six boards.
Harrison is a sophomore hailing from Nashville, Tenn., is an open-option major in Colorado's College of Arts and Sciences. Harrison is one of 12 children and his older brother D.J. was on last year's team and graduated from CU in the spring.
Others nominated for this week's award were Tera Bjorklund (women's basketball) and Monique Gerlach (volleyball).
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Tera Bjorklund, Junior, St. Peter, Minn.
In Colorado's first regular season games this year, Tera Bjorklund averaged 19 points and 7.5 rebounds in wins over Rice and Detroit-Mercy. In CU's first game she opened her junior campaign with 21 points and 10 rebounds in 33 minutes of play. Her performance included going 5-of-10 from the floor and 11-of-13 from the free-throw line. Sunday against Detroit-Mercy, Bjorklund had 17 points, five rebounds and four assists in just 21 minutes of play, going 5-of-9 from the floor and 7-of-9 from the free throw line.
VOLLEYBALL: Monique Gerlach, Junior, Monarch Beach, Calif.
Junior middle blocker Monique Gerlach led Colorado with 11 kills in Colorado's 3-0 win over Oklahoma. Gerlach now has 394 kills on the season, which breaks her own record for kills by a middle blocker in a season as she finished her sophomore campaign with 387. Gerlach is on pace to become the first middle blocker in CU history to reach the 400-kill mark in a season. She has now recorded double-figure kill totals in 22 of 28 matches as she powered the Buffalo offense with 17.