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Pac-12 Women's Volleyball Weekly Awards - Sept. 12, 2022

Sep 12, 2022

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kendall Kipp, Sr., OPP, Stanford (Newport Beach, Calif.)
» 4.11 KPS, .304 PCT, 1.78 DPS, 4.8 PPS

  • Led Stanford to  a split at the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge in Minneapolis.
  • In a five-set loss to then-No. 20 Penn State, Kipp recorded a match and season-high in kills (20) and a season best in digs (10) on a .395 hitting percentage to notch her first double-double of the season.
  • She also added four blocks and two aces against the Nittany Lions.
  • In a four-set win over then-No. 3 Minnesota, Kipp had a match-high 17 kills, six digs, three blocks and an ace to help the Cardinal remain undefeated in true road matches this season (4-0).
  • Fourth career Pac-12 Weekly Award honor, and Stanford's 24th all-time Offensive Player of the Week honor.

ALSO NOMINATED: Skylar Fields, USC; Lexi Hadrych, Colorado; Claire Hoffman, Washington; Laura Jansen, Washington State; Marta Levinska, Arizona State; Gloria Mutiri, Oregon; Emily Smith, Utah; Puk Stubbe, Arizona; Izzi Szulczewski, Oregon State. 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Izzi Szulczewski, So., S, Oregon State (Beaverton, Ore.)
» 0.75 BPS, 6.13 DPS

  • Led Oregon State to a 2-1 record after an historic weekend. 
  • Against North Texas, she tallied a match-high 15 digs to go along with 9 kills. 
  • In the sweep against Portland, she became the first Beaver since 2017 to record a triple-double with 11 kills, 12 assist and 22 digs. 
  • She is the first Pac-12 player to post a triple-double since Arizona's Julia Patterson, who accomplished this feat against Utah on Nov. 3, 2019 (10 kills, 46 assist, 13 digs). 
  • Over the weekend, she led the Conference with 6.13 digs per set (1.13 more than any other Pac-12 player).
  • She also averaged more than seven digs per set in two of her three matches, while also averaging 0.75 blocks per set over three matches.
  • First career Pac-12 Weekly Award honor, and Oregon State's 27th all-time Player of the Week honor, including Pac-12 Player of the Week (1986-2010) and Pac-12 Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week (2011-22) selections.

ALSO NOMINATED: Tara DeSa, California; Marin Grote, Washington; Alayna Johnson, Arizona; Katie Lougeay, Colorado; Vanessa Ramirez, Utah; Jaden Ravnsborg, Arizona State; Katy Ryan, Washington State; Gala Trubint, USC; Mckenna Vicini, Stanford.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Elia Rubin, Fr., OH, Stanford (Brentwood, Calif.)
» 2.11 KPS, 1.89 DPS, 2.8 PPS

  • Rubin tallied a career-high six blocks to go with seven kills, six digs and an ace in the outing against then-No. 20 Penn State.
  • Against then-No. 3 Minnesota, she led the Cardinal to an upset victory as she notched her first career double-double with a career-high in kills (12) and digs (11). 
  • Stanford remains unbeaten in true road matches this season (4-0).
  • The Cardinal collect their 31st all-time Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor, which is the most in the Conference.

ALSO NOMINATED: Mimi Colyer, Oregon; Mikayla Hayden, California; Ana Heath, Arizona; Leah Miller, Arizona State; Ashley West, Utah; Jordan Wilson, USC.

2022 Pac-12 Women's Volleyball Weekly Awards

  Offensive Defensive Freshman
Aug. 29 Brooke Nuneviller, Oregon Alexia Kuehl, Colorado Mimi Colyer, Oregon
Sept. 5 Madelyn Robinson, Utah Alexia Kuehl, Colorado Mimi Colyer, Oregon
Sept. 12 Kendall Kipp, Stanford Izzi Szulczewski, Oregon State Elia Rubin, Stanford