Kristee Porter Selected Student-Athlete Of The Week

Oct. 8, 2001

Senior outside hitter Kristee Porter (Tyler, Texas/John Tyler HS) of the UCLA women's volleyball was selected the Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 1-7.

Porter made history during Thursday's match against Washington when she passed a career total of 2,115 kills set by Pac-10 Player of the Decade, Natalie Willams, from 1989-92. It took Williams 137 matches and 458 games played to set the previous Pac-10 and UCLA career record of 2,115 career kills, while Porter surpassed that mark in the 103rd match and 371st game of her career. Porter recorded the record-breaking kill as UCLA held a 14-6 lead over the Huskies in game two of the Bruins' 3-1 win. She turned in a 20-kill performance in that four-game match, the only 20-kill match of the weekend in the Pac-10 in a match shorter than five games.

In a 3-0 win over Washington State Friday, Porter followed with a match-high 13-kill performance.

Porter now has 2,139 career kills and her next kill, most likely on Thursday night against Stanford, will move her into a tie with Minnesota's Andrea Gonzalez for 20th on the NCAA's all-time list.

This is Porter's third Student-Athlete of the Week honor this season and the school-record eighth of her career.

Also nominated: Ben Aragon (men's cross country), Brett Ormsby (men's water polo), Stephanie Rigamat (women's soccer), Carolyn Shea (women's cross country), Matt Taylor (men's soccer).

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 25-19, 25-27, 25-19)
Friday, Nov 20
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
(25-22, 22-25, 19-25, 28-26, 15-10)
Sunday, Nov 22
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
(22-25, 27-29, 27-25, 25-21, 10-15)
Wednesday, Nov 25
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 17-25, 25-19, 12-25, 15-12)
Friday, Nov 27
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
(18-25, 25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 11-15)
Friday, Dec 04
vs. Lipscomb
Los Angeles, CA
(25-10, 25-22, 25-15)
Saturday, Dec 05
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
(23-25, 24-26, 25-22, 25-20, 15-11)
Friday, Dec 11
at Texas
Austin, TX
(25-23, 22-25, 10-25, 20-25)