Stanford's Ogonna Nnamani Named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week

Oct. 11, 2004

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Stanford outside hitter Ogonna Nnamani has been named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Oct. 4-10, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Nnamani, a senior from Normal, Ill., recorded a career-high 36 kills while hitting at a .385 clip in leading the Cardinal to victory over the No. 10 UCLA Bruins.

With 1,955 career kills, Nnamani became Stanford's all-time leader, surpassing two-time National Player of the Year Logan Tom (1,939). The total also moved Nnamani into third place in Pac-10 annals. She is currently 300 kills behind Pac-10 career leader Kristee Porter of UCLA, with 15 regular season matches remaining.

For the weekend, Nnamani recorded 60 kills (7.50 kpg) and 23 digs (2.88 dpg) with a .323 hitting percentage. The 36 kills and 37.5 points she collected against UCLA were also the most recorded in any match by a Pac-10 volleyball player in 2004.

The Cardinal travel to Pacific on Tuesday, Oct. 12, before returning home to host Oregon State and Oregon this weekend.

This is the fourth weekly honor for Nnamani, and Stanford's 51st Player of the Week all-time.

2004 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 7- Lauren Westendorf, ORE; Sept. 13- Jennifer Abernathy, ARIZ; Sept. 20- Ogonna Nnamani, STAN; Sept. 27- Sanja Tomasevic, WASH; Oct. 4- Emily Adams, USC; Oct. 11- - Ogonna Nnamani, STAN.

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