James Grunst - Loyola University Chicago

4/2/2007

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April 2, 2007

James Grunst - Loyola University Chicago
Senior, Middle Blocker, 6-8 (Milwaukee, Wis. - Marquette University High School)

Photo courtesy of Loyola-Chicago athletics.

James Grunst, a 6-8 middle blocker for then-No. 14 Loyola-Chicago, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week. Grunst earns the award after helping his team to two solid wins last week, including an upset of then-No. 7 Ohio State.  In the Ramblers' first match last week, a 3-0 win over Rutgers-Newark, Grunst had six kills on seven attempts and no errors for an impressive. .857 hitting percentage, while also adding one ace and six total blocks in the match.  He followed that up with 14 kills on 19 attempts and no errors for a .737 hitting percentage in Loyola-Chicago's 3-1 upset of Ohio State.  Grunst also had two aces, two digs and three total blocks in the win. For the week, Grunst averaged 2.86 kills, a .769 hitting percentage, 1.29 blocks and 3.93 points per game, while helping the Ramblers to a 20-6 overall record and 7-4 in the conference.  This is the second time Grunst has earned the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week award. He last won it on March 27, 2006. It also marks the seventh time that a player from Loyola-Chicago has earned the award.  The Ramblers are coached by Shane Davis.

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