Nov. 22, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - University of Arizona senior outside hitter Tiffany Owens was named Pac-10 Player of the Week for her matches against Washington State and No. 13 Washington this past weekend.
The San Bernardino, Calif., native led Arizona to a four-set victory over the Cougars on Friday by totaling 17 kills and 12 digs for her 16th double-double of the year. Owens registered a .316 hitting percentage while tallying 18.5 points.
On Saturday's Senior Night against the Huskies, Owens recorded another double-double with 26 kills and 26 digs while hitting .440 to help the Wildcats defeat Washington for the first time in eight years. As the match became close in the fourth set, Owens notched the final four kills for the win. In total, 10 of her 26 kills came during the final set.
Impressively over the season, Owens has hit for 20 or more kills in a match on 10 occasions and has put up a 20 spot in both the kills and digs categories in the same match five times.
It is Owens's fourth career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor, second this season and the 29th weekly recognition for Arizona all-time.
The Wildcats hit the road for the last week of Pac-10 play. Arizona faces No. 4 Stanford on Wednesday and No. 2 California on Friday.
In the updated AVCA rankings, Arizona moved up two places to No. 20 overall.
Also Nominated: Carli Lloyd, CAL; Lauren Plum, ORE; Dicey McGraw, UCLA; Lauren Williams, USC
2010 Pac-10 Women's Volleyball Player of the Week
Aug. 30 - Alix Klineman, Stanford
Sept. 6 - Alex Jupiter, USC
Sept. 13 - Alix Klineman, Stanford
Sept. 20 - Jenna Hagglund, Washington
Sept. 27 - Alaina Bergsma, Oregon
Oct. 4 - Tarah Murrey, California
Oct. 11 - Tiffany Owens, Arizona
Oct. 18 - Alix Klineman, Stanford
Oct. 25 - Carli Lloyd, California
Nov. 1 - Alex Jupiter, USC
Nov. 8 - Cassidy Lichtman, Stanford
Nov. 15 - Lainey Gera, UCLA
Nov. 22 - Tiffany Owens, Arizona