Kari Holmgren, North Dakota State University

10/28/2002

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Oct. 28, 2002

Kari Holmgren, North Dakota State University
Jr., Setter, 5-9 (Elk River, Minn. - Elk River H.S.)

Kari Holmgren, a 5-9 junior setter for No. 22 North Dakota State University (16-10), has been named the AVCA/Sports Imports Division II National Player of the Week for guiding the Bison to upsets of two nationally ranked North Central Conference opponents. Holmgren recorded 52 assists in a sweep of No. 16 Augustana (S.D.), adding 10 digs and a block assist. She again rose to the occasion in the Bison's five-game win over No. 9 South Dakota State, missing her career high for assists by one in dishing up 65 helpers. Holmgren led her squad to a .304 hitting effort for the match and added four kills in six attempts, 16 digs and one service ace in the victory. For the week she averaged 14.62 assists and 3.25 digs per game. The Bison hit .266 as a team, several points above their season averaged of .237. Holmgren was also selected as the North Central Conference Setter of the Week. 
 

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