UCLA's Nana Meriwether Named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week

Nov. 7, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA middle blocker Nana Meriwether has been named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Oct. 24 - 30, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Meriwether, a junior from Potomac, Md., hit .442 in wins over Oregon State and Oregon, collecting 29 kills in 52 attempts with just six errors. She ranks fourth in the league with a .376 hitting percentage. Meriwether also posted a career-high 16 total blocks in the Bruins' five-game vitory at Oregon. Her eight solo blocks in the match tie a UCLA single-match record, while her 16 total blocks are just one shy of the school record.

Meriwether's eight solo blocks also tie her for fourth in the Pac-10 record book, and her 16 total blocks tie her for eighth on the single-match best performance list. She leads the Conference in blocks average with 1.63 blocks per game.

No. 21 UCLA (13-8, 6-6) will travel to Pepperdine on Tues., Nov. 8, before hosting the Washington schools this weekend. The Bruins will face the Cougars on Fri., Nov. 11 and the No. 2 Huskies on Sat., Nov. 12.

This is Meriwether's first weekly honor and UCLA's 47th 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; Oct. 10- *Sanja Tomasevic, WASH; Oct. 17- *Kristina Baum, ARIZ; Oct. 24- Debora Seilhamer, USC; Oct. 31- Kim Glass, ARIZ; Nov. 7- Nana Meriwether, UCLA.

* - Also named AVCA National Player of the Week

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