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Timmer takes home Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors

Sep 20, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO – For the first time in her standout career, junior outside hitter Pia Timmer has been named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week as announced by the conference office Monday afternoon. Timmer is the first Coug to earn a weekly award in 2021 and the first since Magda Jehlarova was named Defensive Player of the Week (Feb. 2) early in the spring of last season. Timmer is the first offensive honoree for the Cougs since Penny Tusa (Oct. 29) grabbed the award during the 2018 season.

Putting together another stellar weekend at the pins for the Cougs, Timmer led WSU to its second-straight tournament title, this time on the road at the Thunderdome Classic in Santa Barbara, Calif. The German native was the top player once again as she earned her second MVP award in as many weeks. In all the Cougs were nearly perfect winning all three matches against UC Santa Barbara, twice, and VCU, dropping just one set on the weekend against the host Gauchos in the finale of the tournament.

In all Timmer led the Cougs' attack in each of their three matches as she came up with 47 total kills including tallying a career-best 19 kills against the Gauchos in the default championship matchup Saturday night in the Thunderdome. Timmer was nearly unstoppable at times as she came up with 10 kills in the second set alone before finishing off UCSB for the second time in as many days to secure the tournament title. Earlier that day, Timmer showed off her all-around skills with 13 kills and 10 digs as she posted her second double-double of the season to dispatch VCU in a quick 3-0 fashion. Timmer was able to produce her stellar offensive numbers despite the opposition keying on the junior in the service game, a focus that resulted in 72 perfect service receptions in three matches.

Timmer and the Cougs jump right back into the mix Wednesday, Sept. 22 with the start of Pac-12 play inside of Bohler Gym. WSU plays host to undefeated and No. 24 ranked Colorado live on the Pac-12 Network, first serve at 6 p.m.