Kelly Reeves Named AVCA National Player of the Week

Sept. 27, 2011

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - Sophomore Kelly Reeves has earned her second Player of the Week honor in as many days, receiving AVCA National Player of the Week accolades on Tuesday. She becomes just the sixth Bruin ever to be named National POW.

Reeves is the first UCLA player to earn the award since Lauren Cook on Sept. 15, 2009 and joins an illustrious list that includes Nana Meriwether (2006), Nellie Spicer (2005), Kristee Porter (1998) and Annett Buckner (1994).

Reeves, who was named the Pac-12 Conference's Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, helped the Bruins to wins over #2 Stanford and #1 California last weekend.

Reeves had a pair of double-doubles, recording a new career high with 19 digs against the Cardinal and adding 14 digs versus the Golden Bears. On Friday, she added 17 kills, swinging at a .300 hitting percentage and tallying a block for 17.5 points. Reeves had four digs in both the first and second sets and seven in the fourth. Offensively, she produced nine of her 17 kills in the third set with no errors in 15 attempts.

Against Cal on Saturday, Reeves posted 14 kills to go along with her 14 digs, hitting .444 with only two errors in 27 swings. She spread out her digs and kills evenly throughout the four sets, notching three digs and three kills in the first, four digs and four kills in the second, four digs and five kills in the third and three digs and two kills in the fourth.

Reeves, who has seven double-figure digs matches this season and four double-figure kills contests, is second on the team with 2.77 digs per set and 2.43 kills per set.

The Bruins, who climbed to second in this week's AVCA Top 25 poll, will travel to the two newest Pac-12 teams this weekend, taking on Utah on Friday at 6 p.m. PT and Colorado on Sunday at 1 p.m. PT.

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