Mike Rubin, UC Santa Cruz

3/25/2002

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Mike Rubin, UC Santa Cruz
Senior, Outside Hitter, 6-2 (San Diego, Calif. - La Jolla High School)

Mike Rubin, a 6-2 senior outside hitter for sixth-ranked UC Santa Cruz (7-11), has been tabbed the AVCA/Sports Imports Division III National Player of the Week as he helped the Banana Slugs to a 4-0 record, including three wins against top 10 teams, in the Nickel City Invitational in Buffalo, N.Y. Rubin averaged 3.50 kills, 1.43 digs and 0.25 blocks in 16 games. He charted 56 kills on 114 attempts and was held to under .300 hitting percentage in just one match. Rubin tallied a .384 hitting percentage in a three-game win over Medaille. He contributed a double-double 19 kills and 10 digs in a five-game win over No. 7 Clarke. Rubin earned 12 kills, five digs and three blocks in a sweep of No. 8 Roger Williams. He completed the week with 19 kills, five digs and four aces in a five-game rally over No. 9 SUNY Paltz after the Banana Slugs lost the first two games.

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