Tony Ker Named AVCA National Player of the Week

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.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Feb 05
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(25-18, 20-25, 23-25, 18-25)
Saturday, Feb 06
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(22-25, 25-22, 19-25, 25-18, 15-9)
Thursday, Feb 11
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
(17-25, 25-18, 23-25, 26-24, 18-20)
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-17, 25-18)
Friday, Feb 19
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
(32-30, 25-21, 25-19)
Sunday, Feb 21
at Stanford
Maples Pavilion- Stanford, CA
(21-25, 25-20, 22-25, 20-25)
Wednesday, Feb 24
vs. Cal Baptist
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 25-19, 25-13)
Saturday, Feb 27
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-20, 25-27, 25-16)
Wednesday, Mar 02
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
(21-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-18)
Friday, Mar 04
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-22, 25-15, 25-23)
Monday, Mar 07
vs. Ball State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-18, 25-20)
Friday, Mar 11
vs. Concordia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-23, 25-21, 25-18)
Thursday, Mar 24
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
(19-25, 25-20, 23-25, 25-16, 15-7)
Saturday, Mar 26
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
(25-22, 25-22, 25-22)
Friday, Apr 01
vs. Brigham Young
Los Angeles, CA
(17-25, 25-19, 25-27, 13-25)
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Brigham Young
Los Angeles, CA
(25-20, 20-25, 18-25, 23-25)
Thursday, Apr 07
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
(27-25, 25-18, 25-22)
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 21-25, 25-16, 25-23)
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Hawai'i
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-16, 22-25, 25-21)
Thursday, Apr 21
vs. Long Beach State
Provo, UT
(26-24, 28-26, 25-19)
Saturday, Apr 23
at Brigham Young
Provo, UT
(20-25, 19-25, 25-18, 15-25)
Thursday, May 05 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Ohio State
University Park, PA
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