DENVER – Hawai‘i left-side hitter Jamie Houston was named Western Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 4. This is the fifth career WAC Player of the Week for the junior and her second honor of the 2007 season.
The Huntsville, Ala., (Huntsville) native, continued her hot streak, posting 6.33 kills and 3.38 digs per game while hitting .309 in wins over Nevada and Fresno State. The Rainbow Wahine swept both the Wolf Pack and the Bulldogs on the road to secure its 12th-straight WAC regular season title. She hit .410 with 21 kills and eight digs at Nevada (Nov. 1), then posted 17 kills and 15 digs at Fresno State (Nov. 2). In her last four matches, Houston has hit .377 with 6.17 kills, 3.17 digs and 0.92 blocks per game. She has raised her season numbers to 5.41 kills, 2.56 digs and 0.77 blocks per game. Houston also moved to No. 7 on the Hawai‘i career kills list.
Other nominees included: Angela Wiggins of Fresno State had 27 kills in two Bulldog losses ... Samantha Crowder of Louisiana Tech had 14 kills and 10 blocks last week ... Kim Oguh of New Mexico State had 36 kills and 16 blocks in three WAC wins last week ... Karly Sipherd of Nevada had 53 kills as the Wolf Pack went 2-1 last week ... Melissa Osterloh of Utah State led the Aggies to a 1-1 record last week with 24 kills and 20 digs.