Pia Timmer and Magda Jehlarova were named offensive and defensive Pac-12 Player of the week on Monday following two upset victories over top-25 opponents this past week. The victories over #24 Colorado and #6 Washington notched the Cougars 7th and 8th consecutive victories.
Timmer, who also won Offensive Player of the Week last week, finished the two matches with 40 kills, 28 digs, 6 aces, and 7 blocks. In Sunday’s game against Washington, she put up career high’s in digs (21), blocks (7), and aces (4). Her 31 kills against Washington also landed her 4th on the Cougars All-Time list and the most in a home match.
Jehlarova earned her fourth Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week award after she put up 18 kills, 16 blocks, and 4 aces over the week. Her 10 blocks on Sunday against Washington moved her into a tie for 7th All-Time matching head coach Jen Greeny (59) on that list.
While the Cougs earned two of the three Pac-12 weekly awards, Katy Ryan was also nominated for the Freshman of the Week award. She finished the week off with 21 kills, 3 digs, and 7 blocks while hitting .600 over the two matches.
Timmer and Jehlarova will look to continue their hot streak this week as they host USC on Friday and another top-25 matchup when UCLA comes to town on Sunday. Friday’s matchup with the Trojans can be seen on Pac-12 Network at 7:00 pm.
Offensive player of the week: Pia Timmer - Defensive player of the week: Magda Jehlarova
For the first time since 2016 the Cougars nabbed both the Pac-12 Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week as Pia Timmer and Magda Jehlarova dominated the opening week of Pac-12 play to earn the weekly distinctions, respectively, as announced by the conference office Monday afternoon.
Washington State’s Leger-Walker sisters, Krystal and Charlisse, are playing for their native New Zealand this week in the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup basketball championships in Amman, Jordan. The tournament runs Monday through Sunday.
Back and ready for basketball season to tip off the Cougars alongside of the ZZU Crew are set to once again host ZZU Mania, a free fan event open to students and the general public, Friday, Oct. 15 to begin Family Weekend. The introductory extravaganza will be held at Bohler Gym with doors opening at 6 p.m., one hour before the mania begins
What is it? Washington State (1-3, 0-2 Pac-12) will play in hostile territory on an opponent’s homecoming day for the second straight weekend. The Cougars are seeking their first FBS win of the year.
Washington State fans will have to get the homecoming festivities started early this year. The Cougars announced Monday that their Oct. 9 game against Oregon State at Gesa Field will kick off at 1 p.m.
Washington State (1-3, 0-2 Pac-12) hits the road for the second straight week with a trip to Berkeley to face California (1-3, 0-1 Pac-12). Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m., Saturday on the Pac-12 Network.
The Washington State women’s golf team shot an even par; 288 in the first round of the Golfweek Red Sky Classic Monday, Sept. 27, as the Cougars ended the opening day at the Red Sky Golf Club in Wolcott, Colorado sitting in a three-way tie for eighth place with Rutgers and Delaware.