Wopat earns Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors after big weekend

Oct. 5, 2011, 1:32 a.m.

The women’s volleyball team is on a roll after sweeping two wins from the Arizona schools this weekend, and much of the credit goes to Carly Wopat, who was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for Sep. 26- Oct. 2.

The sophomore middle blocker, who found out she had won the award thanks to a tweet by teammate Karissa Cook, certainly had herself a weekend–she hit .502 in the two matches with 26 kills and 14 blocks.

“I feel so honored,” Wopat said. “Stanford has had some really great volleyball players go through the program, and I am so blessed to be associated with them.”

With the award, Wopat also becomes the first-ever Pac-12 volleyball player to win both Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors–the 6-foot-2 Santa Barbara native was Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week on Sep. 12.

No. 7 Stanford hits the road this weekend to take on Oregon State and Oregon on Friday and Saturday night, respectively.

–Miles Bennett-Smith

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