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September 6, 2010

Volleyball's Christensen Named Big Sky Player of the Week

OGDEN, Utah - Northern Arizona volleyball player Kobi Christensen was selected Big Sky Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.  Christensen led the Lumberjacks to the Fiesta Bowl Tournament Championship and was received the event’s Most Valuable Player award.

Christensen led all players in hitting percentage and kills in each of Northern Arizona’s three matches and totaled 48 kills on 78 attacks over the weekend. She averaged a .474 hitting percentage with only 11 errors. She posted 4.80 kills per set with 1.20 digs per set for the tournament and was tournament MVP.

The junior hit above .500 percentage in two of the three matches last weekend during the 18th Annual Fiesta Bowl Tournament. The Kelowna, B.C., native helped the Lumberjacks to a 3-0 record against Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, Rider and University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.

On Friday, Christensen led NAU over Texas A&M Corpus Christi hitting a .533 percentage and averaging 5.0 kills per set.

On Saturday, Northern Arizona swept Rider, going 3-0 with Christensen again averaging 5.0 kps and a .357 hitting percentage.  Later in the evening, the Lumberjacks swept UMES 3-0 with Christensen posting a .550 hitting percentage. She also recorded double-doubles with 13 kills and 11 digs.

Others Nominated:
Piper Wahlin, Weber State
Janelle Currey, Sacramento State
Lana Zielka, Portland State
Allison Reinstein, Eastern Washington
Jaclyn Hone, Idaho State
Jaimie Thibeault, Montana
Kelley Arnold, Northern Colorado
Mackenzi Campbell, Montana State

DID YOU KNOW… The Lumberjacks had 11 of their 15 intercollegiate teams record a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher led by women’s soccer at 3.42. Women’s basketball was close behind at 3.38, followed by women’s cross country (3.38), volleyball (3.33), women’s golf (3.31), men’s cross country (3.26) and swimming and diving (3.22).