Nov. 6, 2006
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - For the third time this season, UCLA senior middle blocker Nana Meriwether has been selected as the Pac-10 Player of the Week.
The Potomac, Md., native posted her fifth double-figure blocking night of the season on Friday night against Arizona State, her fourth such performance against a Pac-10 school this season. Her averages for the week were all wekk over her previous season averages with kills more than 0.5/game higher, attack percentage of .583 was more than 100 points higher and her 2.43 blocks/game was over half a block per-game higher than her averages entering the weekend.
With two matches with an attack percentage over .500, Meriwether now has 12 such matches this season. These were her first two matches over .500 for attack percentage since hitting .519 vs. Washington State on Sept. 29. Meriwether's 25.5 points against Arizona State on Friday night was a new season high and just 1.5 points shy of her career-high total.
UCLA returns to action for a critical pair of road matches this weekend, at No. 12 Cal on Friday and at NO. 2 Stanford on Saturday.
Friday's match at Cal will be televised tape-delayed by FOX Sports Net, while Saturday's contest at Stanford will air tape-delayed on CSTV.