SALT LAKE CITY – Three-time All-American Dani Drews has been named the Sports activities Imports/AVCA Division I Ladies Participant of the Week following dominating performances towards Weber State and one of the important wins in program historical past – the street victory at then-ranked No. 3 Nebraska.
Drews’ choice for the nationwide participant of the week award comes after she led Utah with a season-high 27 kills and 16 digs in Lincoln. Her double-double aided the Utes in a five-set thriller the place Utah rallied from down 0-2 to begin the match.
The Sandy, Utah native additionally kicked off the weekend on a excessive be aware, posting an unbelievable 6.0 kills per set towards Weber State with zero hitting errors, recording a hitting proportion of .486 within the sweep over the Wildcats. She additionally posted a season-high 20 digs in simply three units of play.
She averaged 5.625 kills per set over the pair of matches, together with 4.50 digs per set. Drews leads the Pac-12 and is sixth nationally with 5.0 kills per set this season. She is the third participant from Utah to earn a nationwide Sports activities Imports/AVCA Participant of the Week honor, becoming a member of Adora Anae (2017) and Brenda Barton-Whicker (1997).
Drews and the No. 10-ranked Utah volleyball staff play this Thursday, Sept. 16 towards No. 15 BYU. The Utes and Cougars will go head-to-head at 7 p.m. MT at Smith Fieldhouse in Provo.