Tyler Janes - Pepperdine
February 8, 2010
Tyler Jaynes - Pepperdine University
Junior, Middle Blocker, 6-9 (Granite Bay, Calif. - Granite Bay High School)
Photo courtesy Pepperdine athletics.
Tyler Jaynes, a 6-9 middle blocker for then-No. 10 Pepperdine University, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week. The junior earns the award after helping his team to two Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) wins last week, both coming on the road over opponents ranked in the top-ten of the AVCA Men's Division I-II Coaches Top 15 Poll. In the Waves' first match, a 3-2 triumph over then-No. 9 UC Santa Barbara, Jaynes notched 14 kills on .579 hitting, while also chipping in six blocks, two digs and an assist. In Pepperdine's next match, a 3-1 victory over top-ranked Cal State Northridge, Jaynes shut down the Matadors' attack, coming away with 11 blocks, while adding six kills (.545) and two digs. For the week, Jaynes hit at a .567 clip and averaged 2.22 kills, 1.89 blocks and 3.22 points per game. This is the first time Jaynes has earned Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division I-II Player of the Week accolades and marks the 23rd time a Pepperdine athlete has taken home the award. The last Wave to earn the distinction was Kasey Crider on March 30, 2009. Pepperdine is coached by Marv Dunphy.