CSU's Culbert Named Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week
courtesy of Colorado State Athletics Communications
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Colorado State senior Adrianna Culbert has added to her list of accolades after being named Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week on Tuesday. The award comes one day after she received her second Mountain West Player of the Week award of the season.
Culbert is the eighth player in CSU history to receive this honor, joining Deedra Foss (Nov. 25, 2014), Megan Plourde (Sept. 11, 2012), Mekana Barnes (Sept. 4, 2007), Melissa Courtney (Nov. 22, 2004), Allison Peckham (Oct. 8, 2001), Kristen Walton (Sept. 6, 1993) and Carrie Appleman (Nov. 18, 1992).
This marks Culbert's first AVCA Player of the Week honor, although the senior did receive espnW National Player of the Week recognition last season on Oct. 15, 2014.
Culbert, the Mountain West Preseason Player of the Year, had a stellar and rare week for CSU, posting the first quadruple-double in Rams and Mountain West history at San Jose State on Saturday. Culbert posted 10 kills, 20 assists, 13 digs and 11 blocks in the Rams' four-set victory, marking the first quadruple-double in the NCAA since 2010, and only the second since the NCAA switched to the 25-point rally-scoring format. In addition, her quadruple-double is the first ever to come in four sets under the current scoring format.
That performance followed a record-breaking night against Wyoming on Tuesday, when she recorded her fifth triple-double of the season (and of her career), setting the all-time mark for career triple-doubles at CSU. She had been previously tied at four with CSU legend Angela Knopf. Culbert had 12 kills, 18 assists and 10 digs in the Rams' sweep of the Cowgirls.
In total, Culbert now has six triple-doubles on the year, which ranks second in the NCAA.
The Rams are 15-3 (8-0 MW) and will aim to remain unbeaten in league play as they travel to play at Boise State on Thursday at 7 p.m. MT and then Utah State on Saturday at 7 p.m. MT.