Senior Kim Turner was named MWC Player of the Week for the fourth time this season.
Nov. 17, 2003
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Utah middle blocker Kim Turner has been named Mountain West Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for Nov. 9-15. It is the 12th time in her career she has received the award and fourth time this season.
A 6-2 senior from Chandler, Ariz., Turner guided the Utes to road wins over San Diego State and UNLV last week. Turner hit more than .400 points higher than her season average vs. the Aztecs as she totaled 20 kills in 25 attempts with just one error for a .760 clip. She also added four digs and four blocks as she led Utah to its first win over the Aztecs in San Diego since 1999.
The All-America candidate hit .476 (25-5-42) vs. UNLV on Saturday, notching a career-high 25 kills. She added four digs and six blocks vs. the Rebels as Utah closed out conference play with its best league mark in school history at 12-2.
For the week, Turner averaged 5.62 kills, 1.0 digs and 1.25 blocks per game, while hitting .582 (45-6-67). She currently leads the MWC (conference matches) in hitting percentage (.434), and ranks second in kills per game (4.53) and blocks per game (1.47). Including 45 kills in two matches last week, Turner posted an MWC-record 231 kills in conference play this season, edging Michele Rauter's (Wyoming) record of 230 kills last year.