Klineman Voted Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - STANFORD's Alix Klineman was voted the Pac-10 Women's Volleyball Player of the Week for the first week of the 2010 campaign, Aug. 23-29, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. Klineman averaged 5.20 kills per game and a .384 hitting percentage to led the fourth-ranked Cardinal to three victories in the opening weekend of the season.

A senior outside hitter, Alix Klineman (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) was named Most Valuable Player of the MCM Elegante Lobo Classic Tournament in Albuquerque, N.M. The Cardinal defeated Tulane (25-11, 25-16, 25-19), Pepperdine (25-14, 25-17, 21-25, 25-16) and host-team New Mexico (25-14, 25-18, 25-20). Klineman also averaged 5.70 points per game over the three-day event with her first double-double of the season coming against the Lobos (19 kills, 10 digs).

In the team's season opening sweep over Tulane, Klineman tallied 15 kills on 28 attempts for a .429 attack percentage, while also racking up eight digs and a block to give head coach John Dunning his 700th career win. She followed up with 18 kills and five digs against Pepperdine.

It is Klineman's fourth-career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor, and the 70th for Stanford all-time.

The Cardinal stay home this weekend and host UC Irvine and Marquette, Sept. 2-4, for the Stanford Invitational.

Also Nominated: Tiffany Owens, ARIZ; Sarah Johnson, ASU; Tarah Murrey, CAL; Heather Meyers, Oregon; Jill Sawatzky, OSU; Rachael Kidder, UCLA; Kendall Bateman, USC; Kindra Carlson, WASH; Meagan Ganzer, WSU.

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