Colorado State right-side hitter Adrianna Culbert earned her second Mountain West Volleyball Player of the Week award on Monday. She averaged 2.25 kills on .500 hitting, 3.38 digs and 0.88 blocks in two road wins.
Nov. 4, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado State right-side hitter Adrianna Culbert earned her second Mountain West Volleyball Player of the Week award on Monday. She is the only player this season to earn the honor twice.
Culbert, a sophomore from Delton, Mich., averaged 2.25 kills per set on .500 hitting in two road wins over the weekend, in addition to 3.38 digs and 0.88 blocks per set.
On Saturday, in a come-from-behind victory at Utah State to set the program record for wins to start a season (21), Culbert had 12 kills on .522 efficiency. She did not make an error in 23 attacks. Additionally, she added a career-high-tying 17 digs and a season-best six blocks.
After the match, Head Coach Tom Hilbert praised her, “I thought Dri Culbert was really good. She was steady for us. They were serving her, and she was passing well, she had 12 kills . . . she was great for us.”
After dropping the first two sets at Utah State, the Rams responded with a pair of set wins to tie the match at 2-2. During that period, Culbert had eight kills on 13 attempts and 12 digs. She also served well, recording an ace and starting a pair of CSU runs while behind the line.
Culbert had two blocks in the deciding fifth set to earn the victory. It marked the first time since Nov. 10, 2000 that CSU has overcome a two-set deficit in a true road match.
Despite a 21-0 start to the season, the award is CSU’s first since Sept. 23, in large part because of the team’s incredible balance. In Saturday’s victory, four players were in double-figures for kills, four had at least 15 digs and five recorded five or more blocks.
CSU is one of two undefeated teams in the nation. The Rams travel to Laramie, Wyo., on Tuesday to face Border War rival Wyoming (7 p.m.), followed by a home contest Saturday vs. Nevada (7:30 p.m.). A pair of victories would tie for CSU’s longest-ever win streak (23).
Tickets for Saturday’s match can be purchased online, over the phone at 1-800-491-RAMS or at the McGraw Athletic Center ticket office. Both matches will be streamed on the Mountain West Network.
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