Te'Ara Epps - Cal State L.A.

10/27/2003

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Oct. 27, 2003

Te'Ara Epps - Cal State L.A.
So., Middle Blocker, 6-2 (Tulare, Calif. - Union High School)


photo courtesy of Cal State L.A. sports information office
Te'Ara Epps, a 6-2 sophomore middle blocker for Cal State L.A. (17-5, 11-3 CCAA), has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division II National Player of the Week after leading the Golden Eagles to two California Collegiate Athletic Conference wins, including a 30-23, 31-29, 30-14 upset of second-ranked UC San Diego. Epps hit an errorless .750 with 12 kills to lead the Golden Eagles the sweep of UCSD. She added four block assists on the evening. Epps followed that performance with a career-high 19-kill and career-high-tying nine-block effort in a come-from-behind five-game win over Grand Canyon. The Golden Eagles trailed two games to none before winning three straight to earn their fourth straight victory. She averaged 3.88 kills and 1.63 blocks for the week. Epps hit .636 (31-3-44) for the eight games, more than doubling her current season hitting percentage of .311. Her performance earned her CCAA Player of the Week accolades as well. The Golden Eagles are 8-2 over the course of their last 10 matches. The Cal State L.A. head coach is Bill Lawler.

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