Charitie Luper Named Pac-12 Conference Freshman of the Week
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SAN FRANCISCO - Charitie Luper was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week, as announced by the conference on Monday. Luper helped the Bruins remain undefeated on the year (4-0) with three wins at the Long Beach State Tournament.
The true freshman outside hitter (Trophy Club, Texas/Byron Nelson HS) had a breakout match for the nationally-ranked Bruins, leading UCLA with a match-high tying 17 kills on .295 hitting in the 3-1 upset win over No. 16 Georgia Tech on Saturday. It marked the first time in 12 matches that someone other than Mac May led the Bruins outright in kills in a single match.
Luper narrowly missed a double-double against the Yellow Jackets with eight digs.
She averaged 3.17 kills per set while hitting .259 in the two matches she played last week. She also averaged 3.6 points per set and 1.5 digs per set.
This is the first weekly award for Luper and the first for the Bruins during the 2021 season.
Also nominated: Puk Stubbe, Arizona; Sarah Schrag, California; Kami Miner, Stanford; Katy Ryan, Washington State.