Mandy Bible - Saint Mary's College (Calif.)

10/4/2004

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Oct. 4, 2004

Mandy Bible - Saint Mary's College (Calif.)
So., Setter, 5-10 (Santa Barbara, Calif. - San Marcos High School)


Photo courtesy of Saint Mary's (Calif.) sports information office.

Mandy Bible, a 5-10 sophomore setter for 19th-ranked Saint Mary's College (Calif.) (13-1, 2-0 WCC), has been chosen the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week after pacing the Gaels to a 3-0 record with victories over then-11th-ranked Stanford, Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine. Bible averaged 15.4 assists per game while leading SMC to a .266 team attack percentage over the three matches. She added 2.75 digs, 0.92 kills and 0.92 blocks per game for the week. Bible led the Gaels to .247 attack percentage versus Stanford on Sept. 28 with 71 assists, 11 digs and four blocks. She turned in 55 assists, 10 digs and five kills on six swings as SMC hit .287 versus LMU. Bible helped lead the Gaels to end Pepperdine's 43-match West Coast Conference win streak with 59 assists, 12 digs, five blocks and five kills. The Geals hit .270 for the match. SMC moved into the USA Today/CSTV Top 25 Coaches Poll for the first time in school history this week. She is the first Saint Mary's player to earn the national award. The Saint Mary's head coach is Jon Stevenson.

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