Stanford's Foluke Akinradewo Named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week

Sept. 10, 2007

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- STANFORD middle blocker Foluke Akinradewo has been named the Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Sept. 3 - Sept. 9, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Akinradewo, a junior from Plantation, Fla., was named MVP of the Stanford Invitational after Stanford was victorious over St. Mary's, No. 17 Cal Poly, and No. 9 BYU.

For the tournament, Akinradewo hit .547 while collecting 47 kills (4.70 kpg) in 75 attempts with six errors. She recorded double-figure kills in all three matches with a season-best performance of 21 kills in 34 attempts, aseason-high of eight blocks, and hit .588 in the win against No. 9 BYU, Stanford's sixth win over a ranked opponent this season.

This is the second weekly honor for Akinradewo, and Stanford's 60th Pac-10 Player of the Week all-time.

Also Nominated: Randy Goodenough, JR, OH, ARIZ; Marina Mercer, SO, S, ASU; Ellen Orchard, SR, MH, CAL; Gorana Maricic, JR, OH, ORE; Rachel Rourke, SO, OH, OSU; Nellie Spicer, JR, S, UCLA; Diane Copenhagen,SR, OH, USC; Alesha Deesing, SR, MB, WASH; Brittany Johnson, JR, OH, WSU;

2007 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 4 - Alix Klineman, STAN; Sept. 10 - Foluke Akinradewo, STAN

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