Brian Dinning, Juniata College

4/12/2004

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Brian Dinning, Juniata College
Sr., Right Side/Opposite Hitter, 6-5 (Pittsburgh, Pa. - Penn Hills H.S.)


 


Photo courtesy of Juniata sports information office.

Brian Dinning, a 6-5 senior right side/opposite hitter for top-ranked Juniata College (15-7, 7-5 EIVA Tait), has been selected the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III Men's National Player of the Week. Dinning led Juniata to victories over second-ranked New York University and third-ranked Springfield College, en route to the EIVA Division III Championship crown and the Eagles to their fifth Molten Division III Men's Volleyball Invitational Championship appearance. He tallied 22 kills, nine digs, five aces and two blocks in the 3-2 defeat of the Pride in the semifinal match. Dinning followed that outing with 15 kills, nine digs, five blocks and two aces in the 3-1 win over NYU in the title match. Dinning averaged 5.33 points, 4.11 kills, 2.00 digs and 0.78 blocks and aces in the two matches and was named the tournament's most valuable player. The Juniata College head coach is Ken Shibuya.

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