Acosta Collects More Honors

Jan. 23, 2002

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Redshirt freshman outside hitter Jonathan Acosta added two more honors to his resume this week when the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and UCLA Athletics named him their Player of the Week. In addition, Sports Illustrated is planning to feature him in Faces in the Crowd.

On Saturday, Jan. 19, Acosta, 20, was named the Outrigger Hotels Invitational Most Valuable Player after leading the Bruins to their fifth straight and sixth overall title in the eight-year history of the tournament. In three matches last week, the 6-4 native of San Juan, PR, pounded 49 kills and hit for a percentage of .418. He also added 17 digs, seven block assists and an ace.

On Monday, Jan. 21, he was named the first AVCA National Player of the Week for 2002.

On Tuesday, he was named the uclabruins.com Student-Athlete of the Week and on Wednesday, he received the MPSF honor. Finally, Sports Illustrated called to announce that he will appear in its Faces in the Crowd feature in an upcoming issue.

"Last year I went to the tournament (Outrigger) and couldn't play because of an injury," Acosta said. "I was motivated this year to play well and help our team win again."

He sat out most of the 2001 collegiate season rehabilitating a pulled abdominal muscle. In June, he received a medical redshirt, despite starting one match last yea.

Acosta joins senior basketball player Matt Barnes (Jan. 14) as the only other UCLA student-athlete to sweep national, conference and university player of the week honors in 2002.


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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 or George ...
University Park, PA
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