Hana Cutura Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

Oct. 26, 2009

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - California volleyball senior outside hitter Hana Cutura has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 19-25, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today (Oct. 26). This is Cutura's first player of the week award and the 25th time a Golden Bear has been selected for the honor.

Cutura led the Bears to their third consecutive victory as they defeated No. 16 Arizona, 3-1, and Arizona State, 3-0. Cutura had a career-high 31 kills against the Wildcats as she committed just one error on 47 attacks to post an astronomical .638 attack percentage. She also recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 11 digs and had Cal's only solo block of the night. She followed up with a 21-kill performance in just three sets against the Sun Devils. She registered those 21 kills on just 32 attacks (three errors) to put up a .562 attack percentage as the Bears enjoyed their most efficient offensive outing of the season (.426 attack rate, 49k, 101att). She also added seven digs and three blocks.

On the weekend, Cutura averaged 7.43 kills in each set and attacked at a .608 rate (52 kills, four errors, 79 attacks) to go with 2.57 digs per set. She scored 54.5 points to average 7.79 pps. Cutura also surpassed fellow Cal All-American outside hitter Angie Pressey to move into third place on the all-time career kills list with 1,736. For the season, Cutura leads the Pac-10 in kills (5.07 kps) and points (5.58 pps). In addition, her marks in kills and points rank third and fourth in the NCAA, respectively.

The No. 14-ranked Bears remain at home this week to host No. 11 UCLA (16-6, 6-3 Pac-10) on Friday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. PT, and No. 16 USC (15-6, 4-5 Pac-10) on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. PT. Please check CalBears.com for more information.

California's All-Time Pac-10 Players of the Week:1987 Holly McPeak (Oct. 12)1988 Tiffany Rochelle (Oct. 17)1989 Holly McPeak (Sept. 12) Lisa Arce (Nov. 13)1990 Morgan Cecil (Oct. 8)1991 Morgan Cecil (Sept. 23) Sienna Curci (Oct. 28)1992 Sienna Curci (Oct. 12) Sienna Curci (Nov. 9)1993 Sienna Curci (Oct. 18)1999 Candace McNamee (Oct. 4) Alicia Perry (Nov. 22)2000 Alicia Perry (Oct. 9)2002 Mia Jerkov (Sept. 9) Mia Jerkov (Oct. 21)2003 Mia Jerkov (Sept. 8) Mia Jerkov (Sept. 29) Mia Jerkov (Oct. 13) Mia Jerkov (Oct. 27)2004 Angie Pressey (Nov. 1)2005 Angie Pressey (Sept. 26)2006 Angie Pressey (Aug. 28)2008 Carli Lloyd (Aug. 31) Carli Lloyd (Oct. 20)2009 Hana Cutura (Oct. 26)

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