Mountain West Women's Volleyball Weekly Release
On The MWN: The Mountain West Network will stream all 11 MW Conference matches and one non-conference match this week on TheMW.com.
CSU In Top 10: Colorado State remained at No. 6 in the AVCA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll this week. The Rams have made 69 appearances in the top 10 over the program’s history, ranking 19th among all Division I teams.
Then There Was One: No. 6 Colorado State is the only undefeated team in MW play after four weeks of action at 8-0. The Rams are starting 8-0 for the fourth time in the past six seasons.
20 Wins: No. 6 Colorado State has recorded 20 wins for the 20th consecutive season. Entering the season, the streak ranked fifth in the nation.
Road Wins: Colorado State extended its nation-leading, true road win streak to 26 matches on October 17 at Air Force (3-0). The Rams also pushed their overall regular season win streak away from Moby Arena to 31 with the win in Colorado Springs. CSU’s MW road win streak is currently at 19. The Rams are home this week – Oct. 23 vs. Boise State and Oct. 25 vs. Utah State.
Baugh Moving Up BSU Career List: Boise State junior Sarah Baugh moved into third place on the Boise State rally-scoring-era career assists list on October 14. Baugh has since pushed her total to 1,996.
Murdock In Good Company: Fresno State senior Maci Murdock is in good company among the Bulldogs’ career leaders in hitting percentage. Murdock is tied for third with a .307 mark, behind 1992 Olympian Ruth Lawanson (.317; also Nevada’s head coach) and Tera Booker (.315; 1992-95). She also ranks in the FS top 10 in total blocks (seventh; 337).
Kirby Takes Over MW Career Blocks Title: Wyoming senior Erin Kirby earned the top spot on the MW career total blocks list on October 18 with six stops against New Mexico, bringing her career total to 672. She passed Utah’s Kim Turner (670; 2000-03) for first place.
Keeping It Low: UNLV is 17-0 this season when holding an opponent to a hitting efficiency of .171 or lower. The Rebels are 17-5 overall and currently in second place in the MW at 5-2. UNLV has won 10 of its last 12 matches.
Culbert Named espnW National Player of the Week: Colorado State junior Adrianna Culbert was named the espnW Volleyball Player of the Week on October 15.
Promoting Cancer Awareness: Each team in the Mountain West is promoting awareness for a cure for breast cancer during the month of October at select home matches. UNLV took things a step further to include the fight for all forms of cancer. Throughout the month each team member with a friend or family member battling cancer has been featured on the UNLV Volleyball social media channels announcing who they are playing for in the fight for a cure. Another MW student-athlete affected by the disease is New Mexico senior Chantale Riddle. Riddle’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in March.
Senior CLASS Award: Wyoming middle blocker Erin Kirby has been selected as a candidate for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate volleyball. Kirby is one of 30 student-athletes named to the list. Candidates must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. CLASS is the acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®.
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