Jennifer Abernathy, University of Arizona

11/3/2003

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Nov. 3, 2003

Jennifer Abernathy, University of Arizona
So., Outside Hitter, 5-11 (Antioch, Calif. - Deer Valley H.S.)


photo courtesy of Arizona sports information office
Jennifer Abernathy, a 5-11 sophomore outside hitter for the University of Arizona (11-12, 5-7 Pac-10), has been chosen the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week. Abernathy helped the Wildcats to an upset of then-sixth-ranked California the evening after Arizona took eighth-ranked Stanford to four games before falling. She posted a double-double with 19 kills and 11 digs against the Cardinal, hitting .455 and adding two aces and two blocks. Abernathy tallied a career-high 24 kills against the Golden Bears, in addition to recording nine digs. She hit .588 on four errors and 34 swings, en route to handing Cal its first three-game loss of the season. She averaged 6.57 points, 6.14 kills and 2.86 digs while hitting at a .522 clip (43-8-77), significantly upping her current season averages of 3.13 kills per game, 1.79 digs per game and a .213 hitting percentage. The University of Arizona head coach is Dave Rubio.

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