Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week
October 8, 2013
Senior, Outside Hitter, 6-0 (Waukegan, Ill. - Waukegan School)
Photo courtesy of Cornell Athletics
Kathleen O'Connor, a senior outside hitter for No. 25 Cornell College, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week. O'Connor was the driving force in a week that saw the Rams sweep all three matches last weekend as they continue their best start in program history with a 16-3 record. She didn't waste any time getting hot, recording a double-double with 21 kills and 10 digs hitting .545 against St. Norbert. Over the next two matches that saw them play at Lawrence and on a neutral court against Lakeland, the senior nailed a combined 31 kills and 19 digs, including her second double-double of the week and 13th of the year in the final match with 16 kills and 11 digs. She put up fantastic weekly numbers averaging 5.78 kills, 3.22 digs and 6.33 points per set in addition to a .339 hitting percentage and five total blocks. This is the first time a student-athlete from Cornell has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week. The Rams are coached by Jeff Meeker.