Garlington Named AVCA National Player of the Week

Nov. 11, 2008


University of Kansas volleyball player Karina Garlington was selected as the Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I National Player of the Week Tuesday. Garlington, who was also named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, earned the award after helping lead the Jayhawks to a pair of conference sweeps last week.

Garlington hit .354, while averaging 5.0 kills, 1.67 digs and 5.75 points per set in the wins. In the Jayhawks’ first match, Garlington hit .372 with a team-high 20 kills in a 3-0 win over Colorado. It was her fifth 20-kill performance of the season. The outside hitter also had seven digs, two aces and one block in the match. Against Texas Tech, she hit .318 with 10 kills in 22 attempts, while also totaling three digs, one ace and two blocks in the 3-0 win. In addition, the match marked the sixth consecutive outing in which she has scored at least one ace.

Garlington is the second athlete from Kansas to be named Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week. The other Jayhawk to receive the honor was Josi Lima on Sept. 19, 2005.

Kansas, which is 12-12 overall and 5-9 in the Big 12, is back in action at Oklahoma this Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.