Sports Imports/AVCA Division I Women Player of the Week

 Krista Vansant3

   Vansant averaged 5.14 kills per set last week (photo courtesyUW Athletics).

NAME       Krista Vansant
SCHOOL Washington
POSITION Outside Hitter
CLASS  Senior

Vansant ends regular season with weekly honor


Dec. 2 - Krista Vansant, a senior outside hitter for No. 3 University of Washington, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week. Vansant is the type of player that puts up huge numbers on a weekly basis, so it goes without saying she had another tremendous week to conclude the regular season. In one of the most highly anticipated matches in recent memory, the Huskies hosted No. 1 Stanford last Wednesday. In the four-set victory, Vansant contributed 21 kills and 10 digs to hand the Cardinal their first loss of the season. It was their first victory over a No. 1 ranked team since the 2005 NCAA National Championship Match against Nebraska. They wrapped up the regular season with a sweep over Washington State where the California native put down another 15 kills, nine digs and two blocks. They will open up NCAA Tournament play as the No. 3 seed on Friday, December 5th against New Hampshire at home.


This is the ninth time a Washington student-athlete has garnered Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week honors and the third overall for Vansant. Her previous honors were on October 2, 2012 and November 11, 2013. The Huskies are coached by Jim McLaughlin.



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.
October 28  Natali Jones  Kansas State   MB Sr. 
November 4  Chantale Riddle  New Mexico   RS Sr. 
November 11  Carnae Dillard  North Texas   OH Jr. 
November 18  Autumn Bailey  Marquette   OH So. 
November 25  Deedra Foss  Colorado State   S RS Sr. 
December 2  Krista Vansant  Washington   OH Sr. 


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




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