USC's Bibiana Candelas Named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week

Oct. 3, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - USC middle blocker Bibiana Candelas has been named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Sept. 27 - Oct. 2, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Candelas, a senior from Torreon, Mexico, posted a career-high 26 kills to help USC win its first Pac-10 match of the season over UCLA. She hit .389 and added seven blocks (1.75 bpg), three digs (0.75 dpg) one assist and one ace in the 10th consecutive win over the rival Bruins.

A returning All-American, Candelas leads her team with 170 kills this season (4.15 kpg) and 196.5 points (4.79 ppg).

The Women of Troy (5-6, 1-2) will continue Pac-10 play this weekend, hosting Oregon State (Oct. 7) and Oregon (Oct. 8).

This is Candelas' first weekly honor and USC's 36th Player of the Week honor all-time.

2005 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 6- Jennifer Abernathy, ARIZ; Sept. 12- Foluke Akrinadewo, STAN; Sept. 19- Courtney Thompson, WASH; Sept. 26- Angie Pressey, CAL; Oct. 3- Bibiana Candelas, USC.

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