Sports Imports/AVCA Division I Women Player of the Week

  Karsta Lowe

   Lowe had a career-high 33 kills in win over Oregon (photo courtesy UCLA Athletics).

NAME       Karsta Lowe
POSITION Outside Hitter
CLASS  Senior
HOMETOWN Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Lowe breaks personal record in key Pac-12 win 


Oct. 21 - Karsta Lowe, a senior outside hitter for No. 17 UCLA, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week. The Bruins continued their strong season in 2014 with Lowe leading the way. Last week they picked up another two wins over Pac-12 schools to have a total of five conference wins, which is tied for second-most. Last Wednesday against then-No. 10 Oregon, the California native set a career-high in kills with 33. That total is also the most for a UCLA player since the rally scoring era and just two shy of the UCLA four-set record. She was hardly a one-trick pony, adding five digs and hitting a robust .473. Two days later against Oregon State, she put down another 21 kills and tallied seven more digs, her 11th match this season with at least 20 kills. For the week, she averaged exactly six kills, 6.17 points and 1.33 digs per set.

This is the seventh time a student-athlete from UCLA has garnered Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week honors, with the most recent coming from Kelly Reeves on September 27, 2011. The Bruins are coached by Michael Sealy.


September 2 Vendula Strakova Hampton  RS Sr.
September 9  Inky Ajanaku Stanford   MB Jr. 
September 16  Rhamat Alhassan  Florida   MB Fr. 
September 23  Caroline Walters  Harvard   MB Sr. 
Seotenber 30  Micha Hancock  Penn State   S Sr. 
October 7  Arielle Love  Duquesne   MB Sr. 
October 14  Bre Mackie  Long Beach State   OH Sr. 
October 21  Karsta Lowe  UCLA   OH Sr.


Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week Archive




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