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

Sept. 14, 2009

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- UCLA freshman setter Lauren Cook has been named the Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Sept. 9-14, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Playing in her hometown of Lincoln, Neb., Cook was named the Most Valuable Player of the Ameritas Players Challenge after helping the eighth-ranked Bruins to a 3-0 weekend, including a victory on Sunday over fifth-ranked Nebraska, snapping the Huskers' 90-match winning streak in front of an NCAA regular season-record crowd of 13,870.

For the weekend, Cook averaged 10.38 assists, 3.38 digs and 1.15 kills, hitting at a .519 clip with only one error. In Thursday's victory over BYU, she posted 43 assists and 14 digs for her first-career double-double. Against Virginia of Friday, she registered another double-double, collecting 44 assists and 15 digs, while setting the Bruins to a .315 hitting percentage in UCLA's win over the Cavaliers. In Sunday's win over the Huskers, Cook, the daughter of Nebraska's head coach John Cook, had her third-straight double-double, notching 48 assists and 15 digs in a thrilling five-set match in front of a capacity and record crowd at the Devaney Sports Center.

This is the first career weekly honor for Cook and UCLA's 54th all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week.

Also Nominated: Tiffany Owens, ARIZ; Hana Cutura, CAL; Heather Meyers, ORE; Bree Knitter, OSU; Lauren Williams, USC; Janet Okogbaa, STAN; Jill Collymore, WASH; Cassie Robbins, WSU

2009 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Aug. 31 - Tiffany Owens, ARIZ; Sept. 8 - Renee Bordelon, WSU; Sept. 14 - Lauren Cook, UCLA


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