March 10, 2008
UCLA senior Tony Ker, a 5-10 libero for the ninth-ranked Bruins, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week and the MPSF Molten Player of the Week
Ker, 22, earned the awards for not only helping his team to three important wins last week, but also for breaking the UCLA all-time record for career digs during the Bruins' 3-1 win over Lewis on March 4. He now has 1,125 digs in his career, along with 55-career double-digit dig matches, including 13 this season.
In addition, Ker now has 58 career errorless passing matches, including 10 this season, and three last week. Against No. 6 UC Irvine Ker did not get aced in 35 reception attempts.
Overall last week, Ker tallied 89 service receptions without a single error, and averaged 3.38 digs per game. He recorded 17 digs against the Anteaters.
Earlier this season, Ker set the single match UCLA digs record by digging 27 balls in a five-game victory against Hawaii on Jan. 5.
A three-time All-American and two-time Defensive Player of the Year, Ker earned player of the week honors for the first time this week.
This is the 15th time a player from UCLA has been named Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week.