Fresno Pacific's Martina Gregusova Named NAIA Volleyball Player of the Week


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Sept. 29, 2009

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Martina Gregusova of Fresno Pacific (Calif.) has been named the NAIA Volleyball National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Gregusova was selected based on her performances from Sept. 21 - 27. She was chosen out of a pool of conference player of the week selections among 24 conferences.

Gregusova played a vital role as the Sunbirds swept No. 2 Concordia (Calif.) on Saturday, registering 25 of Fresno Pacific's 51 total kills. She hit at a .468 clip with only three errors on 47 attempts. The win pushed the Sunbirds record to 16-0 overall and 6-0 in Golden State Athletic Conference play.

Combined with a 3-0 win over Hope International (Calif.) last Tuesday, Gregusova totaled 31 kills on 61 attempts, with only five errors, for a .426 hitting percentage in two matches last week. She also added an ace, a block, a pair of assists and 11 digs.

Gregusova, a 6-1 sophomore outside hitter from Nitra, Slovakia, ranks 44th nationally in hitting percentage at .329.

For a complete listing of all the national statistical leaders, click here.

The next Player of the Week announcement will be on Oct. 6.

Nominees: Sarah Curiel-Thompson, St. Thomas (Texas); Kaylee Miller, Graceland (Iowa); Shellie Rumschlag, Saint Francis (Ind.); Arlene Ferreira, Texas at Brownsville; Sally Reese, Spring Hill (Ala.); Amber Smith, Bryan (Tenn.); Allison Uceda, Ashford (Iowa); Brandie Sanders, IU East; Lacey Olin, William Woods (Mo.); Lori Ickes, Malone (Ohio); Jordan Holcomb, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Kelsey Odell, Lubbock Christian (Texas); Diana Silva, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.); Tara Prater, Columbia (S.C.); Erin Sikora, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Ashley Hamilton, Indiana Tech; Megan Korhonen, Maine-Presque Isle; Mandi Phillips, Tabor (Kan.); Hillary Hanno, Northwestern (Iowa); Kristin Engle, Black Hills (S.D.); Renee Netherton, Campbellsville (Ky.); Stephanie Williamson, Menlo (Calif.); Jennifer Nichols, Ozarks (Mo.); Whitney Owen, College of Idaho.


Article courtesy of the NAIA

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