Weston Dunlap - UCLA
Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week
March 28, 2011
Weston Dunlap- UCLA
RS Junior, Middle Blocker, 6-9 (Newport Beach, Calif.- Newport Harbor High School)
Photo courtesy of UCLA Athletics
Weston Dunlap, a 6-9 red shirt junior middle blocker for UCLA, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Men's Division I-II National Player of the Week. Dunlap led the Bruins to a pair of sweeps over two nationally ranked AVCA Top-15 teams. The first victory of the week came against then-No.5 UC Irvine where Dunlap was solid all of the way around nailing seven kills, two aces, two digs and four blocks. Then UCLA hit the road to UC San Diego where the California native stepped up his game recording 10 kills on 14 attempts for a .533 hitting percentage. He also added three digs and a block. For the week, he averaged 2.83 kill per set with a hitting percentage of .410. The match against UC San Diego marked the 20th time out of 24 matches that Dunlap has hit .300 or better. This is the 16th time a player from UCLA has won the AVCA Player of the Week, and is the first for Dunlap. This is the program's first Player of the Week honor since Tony Ker won it the week of March 10, 2008. The Bruins are coached by Al Scates.