PROVIDENCE – University of Connecticut junior middle blocker Immanuella Anagu (Culver City, Calif.) was named the American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday.
Anagu becomes the first player in The American to earn both Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors in the same season. The junior was tabbed as the Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 1, and follows it up with Offensive Player of the Week honors this week. Anagu hit .455 on the weekend while averaging 4.71 kills/set as UConn opened conference play 2-0 for the first time in 10 years. She tallied a career-high 19 kills in a sweep of Temple Wednesday, tied for the second-most in a three-set match in The American’s history.
Through 13 matches, Anagu leads the Huskies with 144 kills and 56 total blocks. Her 1.13 blocks/set mark ranks third in the conference and 103rd nationally. In addition, her .368 hitting percentage is good for seventh in The American.
Offensive Player of the Week
Immanuella Anagu, UConn: .455 hitting pct., 4.71 kills/set, UConn opens conference play 2-0
Defensive Player of the Week
Maya Muldrow, Cincinnati: 1.71 blocks/set, eight blocks at Tulane Sunday, Cincinnati 2-0 in conference play
Kia Bright, UCF: .313 hitting pct., 4.11 kills/set, 2.67 digs/set, 22 kills and 18 digs in win over SMU Friday
Cortney Warren, Houston: 5.22 kills/set, hit .309 with 25 kills in win over Memphis Sunday
Erin Fairs, USF: 3.71 kills/set, 4.43 digs/set, tallied ninth and 10 double-doubles of 2014
Avery Acker, SMU: 12.12 assists/set, 59 assists vs. UCF Friday, SMU is 12-2 to start 2014
Alyssa Drachslin, Temple: 5.83 digs/set led The American this weekend, Owls are now 10-4 on season