Kim Willoughby, University of Hawai’i
Oct. 28, 2002
Kim Willoughby, University of Hawai'i
Jr., Outside Hitter, 6-0 (Napoleanville, La. - Assumption H.S.)
Kim Willoughby, a 6-0 junior outside hitter for second-ranked University of Hawai'i (19-0), has been chosen the AVCA/Sports Imports Division I National Player of the Week. Willoughby tallied 23 or more kills in three matches this week, an average of 7.78 kills over the course of nine games. She posted 23 kills in back-to-back outings versus Notre Dame, and followed with 24 against Fresno State. The tally of 70 kills on the week moved Willoughby into fourth place on the Rainbow Wahine career list with 1,508. Willoughby collected double-figure digs in the first match against the Irish (12) and versus the Bulldogs (15) to bring her kill-dig double-double season total to 13. On the week she averaged 3.89 digs and hit .329 (70-22-146). Willoughby increased her season kill average to 6.36 per game and was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the second time this year.