UC Riverside senior hitter Kaiulani Ahuna (Kamehameha-Hawaii) was named the AVCA national player of the week today (Tuesday) as the Highlanders went 2-1 last week at their own tournament.
In 12 sets, she averaged 6.67 kps, 3.67 digs and 7.0 points per set when hitting .364. UCR hit .249 as a team.
The reigning Big West player of the week set then re-set a program rally score record with 30 kills against Montana, hitting .462 with 14 digs on Friday, and then 33 kills in Saturday’s 3-2 loss to Eastern Washington where she had a career-high 23 digs. She added 17 kills on .333 hitting and seven digs in Saturday’s sweep of UMass-Lowell.
Other Big West awards went to:
UCSB setter Olivia Lovenberg, freshman of the week
UC Davis libero Malia Bolko, defensive player of the week
The Rainbow Warrior volleyball team did its vertical leap testing in the Stan Sheriff Center on Tuesday.