HONOLULU - (Hawaii Athletics) University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Wahine
outside hitter Emily Hartong has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I
National Player of the Week. The honor, announced Tuesday by the AVCA, is
Hartong's first, Hawai‘i's seventh overall, and the first since Jamie Houston
won it for the week of Oct. 6, 2006.
Hartong had a monster two matches
keeping the Rainbow Wahine at a perfect 12-0 in the Big West Conference and an
overall record of 19-2. In the first match at Long Beach State on Friday,
she reeled off a career-high 33 kills while hitting a sensational .329 and
posting an additional 15 digs to help the ‘Bows recover from a first set
Against UC Irvine one day later, the
2011 AVCA All-American spearheaded another Hawai‘i rally. She unleashed 29
kills including five in the deciding fifth set and recorded another
career-high, this time in digs with 16, to help UH come back from a 2-1
deficit. The 29 kills and 16 digs also
represented her sixth double-double of the season.
Hartong, also named Big West Player of the Week on
Monday, averaged 6.89 kills per set over the two matches and hit just shy of
Hartong and the ‘Bows are back in action this week
against UC Santa Barbara (Thu., Nov. 1) and Cal Poly (Sat., Nov. 3). Both
matches are set for 7:00 p.m. at the Stan Sheriff Center.