Lainey Gera Named Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Week

Nov. 15, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Junior libero Lainey Gera was named Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Week on Monday. Gera tied a school record for digs in a three-set match with 28 against Arizona State on Friday and followed that up with 27 more digs against Arizona on Saturday to average 7.86 digs per set in a pair of Bruin victories.

On Friday against the Sun Devils, Gera was digging everything in sight, recording 28 of the Bruins' 57 digs in the match. The junior posted eight digs in the first set and 10 apiece in the second and third stanzas. The 28 digs equaled the school record set by Chrissie Zartman, who had that total on Dec. 4, 2004 against Long Beach State.

On Saturday, Gera notched her 24th career match and ninth this season with 20-plus digs. She again had a great first set, posting nine of the Bruins' 20 digs in the opener. The Wildcats avoided hitting her way in the second and third sets, as Gera had just nine digs in the two stanzas. But in the fourth, Gera was again a factor with nine of UCLA's 16 digs.

Gera has moved into fourth on UCLA's all-time digs list with 1,283 and will next surpass three-time All-American Nellie Spicer, who had 1,299 digs as a Bruin. Gera leads the Bruins and all Pac-10 players in digs per set with 4.84 dps.

The award is the first of Gera's career. It is also the first Player of the Week honor for the Bruins this season and the 55th all-time weekly recognition.

The Bruins head to Oregon for their final regular-season road trip when they take on 23rd-ranked Oregon on Friday at 7 p.m. and Oregon State on Sunday at 12 p.m. Gametracker/live stats will be available at

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Saturday, Aug 29
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-21, 25-16)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
(15-25, 23-25, 27-29)
Friday, Sep 04
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
(25-19, 25-19, 25-18)
Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
(25-20, 25-16, 25-13)
Sunday, Sep 06
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(25-16, 25-27, 25-17, 28-26)
Friday, Sep 11
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-13, 24-26, 25-21, 25-23)
Saturday, Sep 12
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-20, 25-22, 25-16)
Sunday, Sep 13
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-19, 27-25, 25-23)
Friday, Sep 18
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
(25-23, 25-17, 25-21)
Friday, Sep 18
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
(25-20, 19-25, 25-17, 25-14)
Wednesday, Sep 23
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
(22-25, 12-25, 19-25)
Sunday, Sep 27
at California
Berkeley, CA
(25-20, 27-25, 25-16)
Friday, Oct 02
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
(29-31, 16-25, 15-25)
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 09 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Oct 11 - 11:00 AM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Friday, Oct 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Oct 25 - 12:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 30 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - 8:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Saturday, Dec 05 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Friday, Dec 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Saturday, Dec 12 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Thursday, Dec 17 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE
Saturday, Dec 19 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE