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Karsta Lowe Named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week
By: UCLA Athletics

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Junior Karsta Lowe was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after helping the Bruins to a perfect 3-0 record at last weekend's Doubletree Los Angeles Westside Invitational.

Lowe recorded double figures in kills in all three matches, posting 52 kills in 10 sets (5.20 kps) and an outstanding .557 hitting percentage, more than 250 points above her career clip. Even more amazing with those lofty numbers is that Lowe accomplished it mostly playing only three rotations every trip around the floor.

In the season opener against five-time defending America East regular-season champion Albany, Lowe paced the Bruins with 11 kills in a three-set victory, making only one error in 22 attacks (.455) to go with six digs. After going 3-for-3 in the opening set and posting two kills in the second, Lowe had six digs and no errors in the third with five digs.

In Saturday’s early matinee sweep against North Texas, Lowe was the lone Bruin in double figures in kills, setting a career high with 18. She had only two errors in 22 swings for a personal-best .727 hitting percentage. The junior was a perfect 8-for-8 in kill attempts in the first set with three digs and two blocks. She added six kills in the second and four more in the third.

In the tournament championship match on Saturday night against Loyola Marymount, a team which advanced to the NCAA Tournament last year, Lowe led the Bruins in kills for the third straight contest, setting another career high with 23. She hit .514 and added four blocks. Lowe paced UCLA in kills in all four sets, going for three in the first, five in the second, seven in the third and eight in the fourth.

Lowe earned her second Pac-12 weekly honor, a day shy of the year anniversary of her first award last Sept. 3 when she was named conference Defensive Player of the Week for her performance at the UCSB Invitational.

The now 10th-ranked Bruins, up two spots in this week's AVCA rankings, head to Honolulu on Tuesday for this weekend's Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic. UCLA faces Santa Clara on Thursday at 8 p.m., New Mexico State on Friday at 8 p.m. and #9 Hawai'i on Saturday at 10:30 p.m. 

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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)
Sunday, Oct 04
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-20, 25-18, 30-28)
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