Christa Downey, Nazareth College

10/28/2002

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Oct. 28, 2002

Christa Downey, Nazareth College
Sr., Outside Hitter, 5-8 (Geneseo, N.Y. - Livonia H.S.)

Christa Downey, a 5-8 senior outside hitter for Nazareth College (27-5), has been selected the AVCA/Sports Imports Division III National Player of the Week. Downey led Nazareth to a 5-0 week, behind an 8.25 kills per game average over the course of 16 games. She pounded 22 or more kills in all five outings, including a 36-kill effort versus SUNY Brockport. She put down 26 kills against Elmira (.458) and 25 versus Hartwick (.512). Downey collected double figures in digs in four of the five matches for a weekly average of 4.19 per game. She hit .458 or better in three matches, including a .688 performance with 22 kills, zero errors in 32 attempts against Utica. She tallied 13 service aces and nine blocks on the week as well. Downey was named the Empire 8 player of the week after leading the Golden Flyers to an undefeated season in conference play (7-0), including a sweep of No. 24 Ithaca.

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