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

Nov. 8, 2004

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Stanford outside hitter Ogonna Nnamani has been named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Nov. 1-7, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Nnamani, a senior from Normal, Ill., guided the Cardinal to wins over No. 16 UCLA and No. 4 USC, recording 51 kills along the way. Against the Bruins, Nnamani recorded 24 kills and 14 digs, notching her ninth double-double of the season. Versus the Trojans she recorded 27 kills on 45 attempts for a season-best .578 hitting percentage. Stanford now sits half a game back of second-place USC in the Pac-10 Conference standings.

With her 51-kill weekend total, Nnamani moved into second place on the Pac-10 career kills list, passing UCLA's Natalie Williams. Having recorded 2,133 career kills, Nnamani needs 123 to become the Conference's all-time kills leader, with seven regular season matches left to play. She has recorded double-digit figures in kills in the last 51 consecutive matches.

The No. 11 Cardinal travel to Oregon and Oregon State this weekend.

This is the fifth weekly honor for Nnamani, and Stanford's 52nd Player of the Week honor 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; Oct. 18 - Christal Morrison, WASH; Oct. 25 - Chrissie Zartman, UCLA; Nov.1 - Angie Pressey, CAL; Nov. 8 - Ogonna Nnamani, STAN.

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