Nana Meriwether - UCLA

9/5/2006

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Sept. 5, 2006

Nana Meriwether - UCLA
Senior, Middle Blocker, 6-1 (Potomac, Md. - Sidwell Friends High School)


Photo courtesy of UCLA Athletics

Nana Meriwether, a middle blocker from then-tenth-ranked UCLA, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week after helping her team to win the Hawaiian Airlines Classic in Honolulu, Hawai'i.  Meriwether earned tournament MVP honors as she led the Bruins to three consecutive sweeps, two of which were over top 10 opponents.  Against then-fifth-ranked Florida, Meriwether landed 22 kills, and hit an incredible .875 for the match, setting a school record and placing her in the top five in NCAA history (according to the 2006 NCAA Women's Volleyball Record Book) in attack percentage with 20 or more attempts.  The following day against then-seventh-ranked Hawai'i, she landed 12 more kills, and hit for .391.  For the week, Meriwether put away 42 kills at an average of 4.67 per game, and her attack percentage during that span was a staggering .590.  Meriwether is the fourth Bruin to win the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week honor.  The UCLA coach is Andy Banachowski.
 

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