Lauren Miramontes - UNLV

11/26/2007

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November 26, 2007

Lauren Miramontes - UNLV
Senior, MB, 6-3 (Upland, Calif. - Upland High School)

Photo courtesy UNLV athletics.

Lauren Miramontes, a senior middle blocker for UNLV, has been named this week's Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week.  In a week of firsts, Miramontes led the Rebel volleyball team to their first-ever Mountain West Conference (MWC) Championship last week, and an automatic bid into their first NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship.  Against Wyoming in the quarterfinals, Miramontes planted 19 kills, hitting at a .341 clip, and added five digs and eight total blocks.  In the semifinals against BYU, the Rebel senior landed a MWC Championship and school-record 34 kills and added seven total blocks and three digs.  Miramontes then sent the Rebels to the dance with 30 kills on .397 hitting in a five-game thriller against Utah, adding nine more blocks and three digs.  Her tournament averages for the week were 5.93 kills per game, hitting .337, with 1.71 blocks and 0.79 digs per game.  Her 83 total kills for the event is also a tournament record.  Miramontes is the first women's volleyball player from UNLV to win the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week award.  UNLV is coached by Allison Keeley.

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