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Valentine Named BAA Athlete of the Week, HM for NWC Weekly HonorSalem-News.com Sports
(Newberg, Oregon) - With two fine hitting games and a career high in kills in the season finale against Linfield College, George Fox University middle blocker Isabel Valentine has been named the Bruin Athletic Association Women’s Athlete of the Week and received honorable mention for Northwest Conference Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Week for Nov. 1-7.
In the Bruins’ 3-1 loss to Pacific University on Nov. 5, Valentine posted a team-leading 13 kills with only four errors in 28 attempts for a .321 hitting percentage, with three digs, three blocks (one solo, two assisted), and one service ace. In a 3-1 win over Linfield on Nov. 6, she recorded 19 kills with seven errors in 46 attempts for a .261 percentage, adding seven digs, five blocks (three solo, two assisted), one assist, and one ace. For the week, in two matches and eight sets, she totaled 32 kills (4.00 kps) and 11 errors in 74 attempts (.284), 10 digs (1.25 dps), 8 blocks (1.00 bps, 4 solo, 4 assisted), 2 aces and an assist. She finished the season strong, with double-figure kills in each of her last four matches and six of the last seven.
Valentine, a freshman from West Linn, Ore., ranks 4th in the NWC in hitting percentage (.226), 8th in blocks (0.85), and 12th in kills (2.58). This is her first time to win the Bruin Athletic Association award, and her fourth time to receive honorable mention for the NWC weekly award.
The Bruin Athletic Association Athlete of the Week Award for both men and women is presented throughout the Bruin sports seasons. The mission of the BAA is to provide George Fox student-athletes with an outstanding athletic and academic experience and to strengthen the overall competitiveness of the Bruin athletics program. For more information about the organization or to become a member, visit the Bruin Athletic Association website.
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