Erin Deffenbaugh, University of Northern Colorado

9/9/2002

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Sept. 9, 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 No. 22 University of Northern Colorado (9-0), has been named the AVCA/Sports Imports Division II National Player of the Week for leading the Bears to wins over three ranked teams and the title at the Premier Challenge this past week. Deffenbaugh pounded a career-high 31 kills and collected 16 digs, while hitting .417 in a 3-1 championship victory over Minnesota-Duluth. She helped UNC to sweeps of Northern Michigan, No. 23 Western State and No. 12 Central Missouri State en route to the title match. Earlier in the week, Deffenbaugh had 26 kills, 15 digs and four blocks in a five-game defeat of No. 16 Metro State. On the week she averaged 6.38 kills and 3.56 digs while hitting at a .401 clip (115-22-232) and was named to the Premier Challenge all-tournament team. 
 

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