DeLuzio Named Pac-12 Defensive Player Of The Week
SAN FRANCISCO – The University of Colorado volleyball redshirt senior Brynna DeLuzio was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday afternoon.
DeLuzio, a libero from Windermere, Fla., led the Buffaloes to a school-record 7-0 start that including three wins in the Buffs Invitational last weekend. She led the team in digs every match, posting 50 total digs in 11 sets (4.56 digs per set).
The senior is off to an amazing start and is ranked 106th in the nation in digs per set at 4.33. She has 117 digs this season, including a career-high 28 against Illinois that helped lead her to being named to the Pac-12/BIG TEN Challenge All-Tournament team.
In seven matches this season, DeLuzio has record double-digit digs in all but one match where she recorded nine. She had 22 digs against Texas Tech and 19 against Northern Colorado. She also has seven service aces this season and 19 assists.
This is the second Pac-12 Player of the Week honor this season for Colorado after Leah Clayton took the opening weekend honor for the Offensive Player of the Week. This is DeLuzio's fifth Pac-12 Player of the Week honor after she earned four for Freshman of the Week in 2017, putting her in a tie with Naghede Abu for most Pac-12 Player of the Week honors in school history as well as tying Sara Villwock who earned it five times in the Big-12.
Utah's Dani Drew took the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honor while Kami Miner of Stanford earned her second Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor.