Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week
October 2, 2012
Sophomore, Outside Hitter, 6-2 (Redlands, Calif. - Redlands East Valley High School)
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Krista Vansant, a sophomore outside hitter for the No. 2 University of Washington Huskies, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week. The Huskies are coming off an amazing week that saw them defeat two top-5 teams ranked in last week's AVCA Coaches Poll to catapult them from No.5 to a tie for second with the University of Oregon. Vansant dominated then-No. 4 UCLA nailing an astounding 31 kills on 58 swings with just five errors for a .448 hitting percentage. The 31 kills were most by a Pac-12 player this season, and the first 30-kill performance by a Husky since 2008. She also added another 11 digs for a double-double. Next up was then-No. 3 USC where the California native once again led the team with 12 kills, hitting .370 with another seven digs. For the week, the 2010 Under Armour High School All-American averaged 5.38 kills and 2.25 digs per set and hit at a .424 clip. This honor marks the sixth time a student-athlete from Washington has received the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week award, with the most recent coming the week of October 14, 2008 when Jenna Hagglund garnered the award. The Huskies are coached by Jim McLaughlin.