Arizona's Jennifer Abernathy Named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week

Nov. 3, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.- Arizona outside hitter Jennifer Abernathy has been named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Oct. 27- Nov. 2, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Abernathy, a Sophomore from Antioch, Calif. posted a career weekend in her homecoming split with the Bay Area schools. She collected 43 kills (6.14 kpg) on 67 swings with just eight errors for a team best .522 hitting percentage in Arizona's two matches. Abernathy also added 20 total digs (2.86 dpg) in Arizona's four-game loss at No. 9 Stanford and 3-0 sweep of the No. 6-ranked Cal Bears. Against the Bears, she posted a career-high 24 kills on 34 attempts with just four errors for a .588 hitting percentage. She also had nine digs in the match. For the weekend, she collected a total of 46 points (6.57 ppg).

This is the first weekly honor for Abernathy, and Arizona's 19th Pac-10 Player of the Week all-time.

2003 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 2-Sanja Tomasevic, Jr., OH, WASH. Sept. 8-Mia Jerkov, Jr., OH, CAL. Sept. 15 - Zanda Bautre, Sr., OH, WSU. Sept. 22 - Emily Adams, Jr., MB, USC. Sept. 29 - Mia Jerkov, Jr., OH, CAL. Oct. 6 - Brynn Murphy, Jr., MB UCLA. Oct. 13- Mia Jerkov, Jr., OH, CAL. Oct. 20- April Ross, Sr., OH, USC. Oct. 27- Mia Jerkov, Jr., OH, CAL. Nov. 2- Jennifer Abernathy, So., OH, ARIZ.

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