Sep 292008
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

For the third week in a row, the Rams volleyball team has had a player polish their Mountain West Conference Player of the week laurel.

With an impressive .625 hitting percentage, nine blocks and two assists in the team’s 3-2 win over Wyoming last week (their only game of the week), redshirt junior Tessa Nelson is the Ram’s most recent addition to the prestigious list.

Last week, senior Mekana Barnes was named to the list, and two weeks ago it was redshirt freshman Katelyn Steffan. This week’s player of the week honors mark Nelson’s first of her career. Nelson shares the award with New Mexico setter Jade Michaelsen.

Also announced Monday, the CSU volleyball squad has moved up in the national American Volleyball Coaches Association poll once again, from No. 13 to No. 12.

The Rams (11-1, 3-0) are off to their best start since the 2004 season, when the team peaked at No. 9 in the polls. The team travels to Colorado Springs this Thursday to take on the Air Force Falcons, before hosting the No. 25 Arizona Wildcats at Moby Arena on Saturday. Both matches are set for a 7 p.m. start.

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