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Jehlárová Named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week

Apr 5, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO  Washington State Volleyball's Magda Jehlářová was named as the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week for the week of March 29-April 4 as announced by the Pac-12 Conference office Tuesday afternoon.

The sophomore middle from Prerov, Czech Republic earns her second Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week this season, and is her fifth overall conference of the week selection during her Washington State career.

Magda was a defensive force in the first match against Arizona, posting 10.0 total blocks, tying her career-best. WSU would defeat the Wildcats in that first contest 3-1 as well. She went on to record three total blocks in the second match against Arizona, along with hitting .286 on the offensive side of the ball as well. 

Jehlářová finished the season leading the Pac-12 in hitting percentage at .415 overall, and led the conference in solo blocks with 17 as well. Magda also finished fourth overall in total blocks in the Pac-12 with 71.0. 

Washington State looks ahead to the postseason now, as the Cougars were selected as the No. 15 overall seed for the upcoming NCAA Tournament. The current field for the 2020-21 spring season was limited to 48 teams from 64, which sees the top 16 teams earning first-round byes. The Cougs will face either Western Kentucky or Jackson State in the second-round, Thursday, April 15 with first serve slated for 7:30 p.m. PT. and will be broadcast on ESPN3.