Alexandra Oquendo - University of Georgia

10/11/2004

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Oct. 11, 2004

Alexandra Oquendo - University of Georgia
Jr., Middle Blocker, 6-2 (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico - Colegio Nuestra Senora Dela Merced H.S.)


Photo courtesy of Georgia sports information office

Alexandra Oquendo, a 6-2 junior middle blocker for University of Georgia (10-5, 3-3 SEC), has been chosen the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week after leading the Bulldogs to a split in Southeastern Conference matches. Oquendo averaged 7.63 points, 6.62 kills, 1.12 blocks and 0.50 digs per game while hitting .544 on 90 swings. She was credited with 35 kills on 45 swings without an error versus Kentucky for a .778 attack percentage, which is the highest in NCAA Division I history with a minimum of 30 attacks. The 35 kills is the highest total in the SEC since 2002 and the most by any Bulldog since 1994. Oquendo added four blocks and four digs versus Kentucky. She started the week with 18 kills, five blocks and two aces versus then-eighth-ranked Florida. Oquendo increased her season kill average to 4.43 and her season attack percentage to .411. She is the third Georgia player to earn the national award. The Georgia head coach is Mary Buczek.

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