Oct. 29, 2001
TUCSON, Ariz.- Arizona outside hitter Shannon Torregrosa has been named the AVCA/Sports Imports National Player of the Week for her outstanding performances against third-ranked USC and sixth-ranked UCLA last weekend. The national honor is the first in school history for any Arizona volleyball player. She was also recognized by the Pac-10 for her accomplishments as well, earning UA's first Conference Player of the Week honors this season.
Torregrosa, a junior from San Diego, Calif., played a key role in Arizona's sweeps over the Women of Troy and Bruins this past weekend. She posted 35 kills on 67 attempts while committing only seven errors (.418). She also chipped in with 12 digs and six total blocks as the Wildcats swept the Los Angeles schools at home for the first time since 1993. Her two match effort improved her season hitting percentage 33 points. She averaged 5.83 kills, two digs and one block per game in the two wins.
Against the Trojans, Torregrosa finished the 3-0 sweep with 19 kills on 37 attempts and four errors (.405). In doing so, she accounted for 34 percent of Arizona?s points in the match, tallying 22.5 of UA's 67 points. In the win over the Bruins a night later, she set a new career mark for attack proficiency, recording a match-high-tying 16 kills on 30 swings and only three errors for a .433 hitting percentage. Torregrosa also came up with seven digs and two block assists in that match.
The Pac-10 recognition is the first weekly honor in Torregrosa's career and Arizona's 16th honor all-time.
Arizona will travel to Tempe this weekend for a Saturday match against rival Arizona State. First serve is set for 7 p.m.