PROVIDENCE, R.I. – University of Connecticut middle blocker Immanuella Anagu (Culver City, Calif.) was named the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the conference on Monday.
Anagu was a force at the net in a 2-1 weekend for the Huskies at the 2014 UConn Classic. The middle blocker posted back-to-back double-digit block performances against Central Connecticut and Indiana on Saturday and also led all players in The American’s first weekend of play with 1.85 blocks per set. For her efforts, she was placed on the All-Tournament team as UConn grabbed a second place finish.
Anagu delivered a stellar performance against Indiana in Saturday’s championship game, tallying 11 kills to go along with a .429 hitting percentage and 10 block assists.
The Huskies return to action on Sept. 5 when they travel to Raleigh, N.C. for the NC State Tournament. First serve is set for 4 p.m. on Friday.
Offensive Player of the Week
Jale Hervey, UCF: .481 hitting percentage, 5.00 kills/set, Radisson UCF Invitational MVP
Defensive Player of the Week
Immanuella Anagu, UConn: 1.85 blocks/set, 10-block performances vs. CCSU and Indiana
Jade Hayes, UCF: 6.67 digs/set in 4-0 weekend for Knights, Radisson UCF Invitational All-Tournament Team
Kadi Kullerkann, Houston: 5.42 kills/set, .406 hitting percentage, Houston Cougar Classic All-Tournament Team
Kirsten Overton, Temple: .604 hitting pct., 3.10 kills/set, Syracuse Invitational MVP
Brooke Berryhill, Tulsa: 6.45 digs/set, including 30-dig performance in four-set win over Chattanooga
Erica Bohannon, Tulsa: 4.00 kills/set, Husky Classic All-Tournament Team