Crenshaw, Powell Both Win Pac-12 Weekly Honors
SEATTLE – For the first time in each of their careers, juniors Ella May Powell and Shannon Crenshaw won Pac-12 Volleyball weekly awards today. Powell was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, the first setter to win the honor in the league since 2012, while Crenshaw earned the nod for Defensive Player of the Week.
Washington has now had four different players earn Pac-12 weekly honors this season, most of any team in the conference. Arizona and Oregon have both had two different players honored.
Powell, a Third Team All-American last year and an All-Pac-12 Team pick, totaled 92 assists and 26 digs to help Washington to a pair of victories over Colorado in Boulder. In Friday's first match, Powell totaled 60 assists, five more than her previous career-high.
She was the first Husky with 60 assists since Jenna Hagglund in 2010. As setters are often overlooked in the conference awards, Hagglund in 2010 was also the last Husky setter to win Pac-12 Player of the Week.
Powell now has three of the six highest assist totals in the Pac-12 this season while leading the league with 10.37 assists per set.
Crenshaw becomes the first Husky to win Defensive Player of the Week this season. The native of Longwood, Florida is in her first year playing libero after playing outside hitter the past two seasons. Last week in Colorado, Crenshaw matched her career-high with 21 digs in the first match, and then added 13 more digs in the 3-0 Sunday sweep to average 4.25 digs per set for the week, while adding a pair of aces.
Washington is back home this week after a 3-1 road trip, and will host No. 7 Utah on Thursday and Saturday at Alaska Airlines Arena. Utah currently leads the Pac-12 at 8-0 with the Huskies alone in second at 8-2.
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