Keao Burdine Named National And Pac-10 Player Of The Week

Nov. 17, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.- USC women's volleyball outside hitter Keao Burdine has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week, as well as the Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Nov. 10-16, announced the organizations today.

Burdine, a junior from Pico Rivera, Calif., led the Women of Troy to a pair of victories over No. 7 Stanford and No. 9 California, clinching the Pac-10 title in the process. Burdine hit .544 with 40 kills (5.71 kpg) in 68 attack attempts. She also collected 27 digs (3.86 dpg) and four blocks (0.57 bpg). In the win over Stanford, Burdine led all players with a career-high 24 kills, while hitting .649. She also tallied 18 digs, three blocks and one ace in the match. Against Cal, she hit .419 with 16 kills, nine digs, one block and an ace.

The Women of Troy have won 38 matches in a row, 16 straight at home and 31 consecutive road matches. Entering the final week of conference play, USC remains the No. 1 team in the nation, a spot it has held in every week of the season.

This is the first weekly and national honor for Burdine. It marks USC's 33rd conference player of the week honor all-time and only the fourth national weekly honor for USC.

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; Nov. 10- Ogonna Nnamani, Jr., OH, STAN; Nov. 17- Keao Burdine, Jr. OH, USC.

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