Erin Deffenbaugh, University of Northern Colorado

11/11/2002

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Nov. 11, 2002

Erin Deffenbaugh, University of Northern Colorado
Jr., Outside Hitter, 5-10 (Strasburg, Colo. - Strasburg H.S.)

Erin Deffenbaugh, a 5-10 junior outside hitter for second-ranked University of Northern Colorado (27-2), has been named the AVCA/Sports Imports Division II National Player of the Week. Deffenbaugh recorded back-to-back 20-plus kill efforts en route to an 8.17 per game average on the week. She hit .461 over the course of six games and two UNC wins. She hit .553 with 22 kills and just one error on 39 attempts, adding eight digs and two blocks in a 3-0 win over St. Cloud State. Deffenbaugh pounded 27 kills in the Bears' sweep of No. 20 North Dakota. She served up an ace in each victory and collected 15 digs for a 2.50 per game average. Deffenbaugh, who leads the North Central Conference in hitting percentage (.331) and kills per game (6.12), has now been named the national player of the week three times in 2002 (Sept. 9, Oct. 21). 
 

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