Sept. 27, 1999
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
University of Wyoming junior middle blocker Melody Friehauf has been selected the Mountain West Conference Volleyball Player of the Week. Although her team split its matches during the week, Friehauf posted impressive numbers hitting above the .500 mark in both outings and averaged 5.56 kills and 1.33 blocks per game for the week.
In Friday's five-game loss to Notre Dame, Friehauf registered 20 kills with only three errors in 31 attempts for a .548 attack percentage. She also put away six blocks, including two solo against the Irish. In Saturday's four-game victory over Evansville, Friehauf took her play to another level as she drilled a season and career-high 30 kills, while hitting .500 (30-7-46) for the night. She collected six more blocks, including three solo, and added two digs.
A native of Windsor, Colo, Friehauf currently leads the Cowgirls in total blocks (64), kills (4.10 per game), and attack percentage (.424). She owns nine double-figure kill outings and has notched 20-plus kills in three matches this season, including this 30-kill performance. Friehauf has already garnered three all-tournament selections this season, including being named the MVP at the Sooner Invitational, Sept. 11.
This is Friehauf's first conference player of the week honor in her career and the first selection for Wyoming this season.
Mountain West Conference Volleyball Players of the Week: Sept. 7 ? Courtney Cox, CSU, Sept. 13 ? Shaylor Billings, AFA, and Anna-Lena Smith, BYU, Sept. 20 ? Angela Knopf, CSU, Sept. 27 ? Melody Friehauf, Wyo.