Paolo Ampudia - University of Missouri

11/9/2010

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Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week

 

November 9, 2010

Senior, Outside Hitter, 6-1 (Cali, Colombia - Miami Dade Community College)

Paola Ampudia 11-9-10

Photo courtesy Missouri athletics.

Paolo Ampudia, a senior outside hitter for the University of Missouri, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week. She earned the award after leading the Tigers to a pair of Big 12 road victories, including a 3-1 upset in Ames of then-No.12 Iowa State. At Colorado, Ampudia recorded 21 kills and 14 digs in the four-set win. In Missouri's next match, Ampudia paced the Tigers with 22 kills and 11 digs as they dropped Iowa State to register their first win over a ranked team in 2010. For the week, the Colombia native averaged 5.69 points and 5.38 kills per set, while accumulating consecutive 20-plus kill efforts for the first time this season. Ampudia's honor marks the fourth time an athlete from the University of Missouri has received the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week award , the last coming Sept. 25, 2006 when Jessica Vander Kooi earned the distinction.  The Tigers are coached by Wayne Kreklow.

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