Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Volleyball: Sallie McLaurin Named National Player of the Week

University of Oklahoma volleyball senior Sallie McLaurin was named the National Player of the Week by the American Volleyball Coaches Association for the week ending September 15.

McLaurin, a middle blocker from Midwest City, Okla., was previously honored as the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week. She became the first student-athlete to be honored with the award for three consecutive weeks.

In a 3-0 weekend for the Sooners, McLaurin led the attack with a .630 hitting percentage and 4.22 kills per set. She notched double-digit kills in all three matches, including a weekend-high 15 against Missouri State. McLaurin set a season-high in hitting percentage at .722 in the weekend opener against Alabama A&M. Defensively, she added 19 total blocks, averaging 2.11 per set.

McLaurin is the second Sooner to be honored with a weekly national award from the AVCA. Caitlin Higgins earned the award as a freshman on November 4, 2008.

/// SoonerSports PR
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