Vansant averaged 5.14 kills per set last week (photo courtesyUW Athletics).
Dec. 2 - Krista Vansant, a senior outside hitter for No. 3 University of Washington, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week. Vansant is the type of player that puts up huge numbers on a weekly basis, so it goes without saying she had another tremendous week to conclude the regular season. In one of the most highly anticipated matches in recent memory, the Huskies hosted No. 1 Stanford last Wednesday. In the four-set victory, Vansant contributed 21 kills and 10 digs to hand the Cardinal their first loss of the season. It was their first victory over a No. 1 ranked team since the 2005 NCAA National Championship Match against Nebraska. They wrapped up the regular season with a sweep over Washington State where the California native put down another 15 kills, nine digs and two blocks. They will open up NCAA Tournament play as the No. 3 seed on Friday, December 5th against New Hampshire at home.
This is the ninth time a Washington student-athlete has garnered Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week honors and the third overall for Vansant. Her previous honors were on October 2, 2012 and November 11, 2013. The Huskies are coached by Jim McLaughlin.
|2014 SPORTS IMPORTS/AVCA DIVISION I PLAYERS OF THE WEEK|
|September 2||Vendula Strakova||Hampton||RS||Sr.|
|September 9||Inky Ajanaku||Stanford||MB||Jr.|
|September 16||Rhamat Alhassan||Florida||MB||Fr.|
|September 23||Caroline Walters||Harvard||MB||Sr.|
|Seotenber 30||Micha Hancock||Penn State||S||Sr.|
|October 7||Arielle Love||Duquesne||MB||Sr.|
|October 14||Bre Mackie||Long Beach State||OH||Sr.|
|October 21||Karsta Lowe||UCLA||OH||Sr.|
|October 28||Natali Jones||Kansas State||MB||Sr.|
|November 4||Chantale Riddle||New Mexico||RS||Sr.|
|November 11||Carnae Dillard||North Texas||OH||Jr.|
|November 18||Autumn Bailey||Marquette||OH||So.|
|November 25||Deedra Foss||Colorado State||S||RS Sr.|
|December 2||Krista Vansant||Washington||OH||Sr.|