Earlier this week, WSU volleyball’s star junior Pia Timmer was named Pac-12 offensive player of the week for the second straight time. But the outside hitter wasn’t about to stop there.
On Tuesday, the American Volleyball Coaches Association named Timmer the national player of the week. The honor marks just the second time in WSU program history that the award has been handed out to a Cougar.
Of course, both honors are more than deserved after a weekend for the ages for Timmer and the Cougs. On Friday, she racked up nine kills in a sweep over #24 Colorado. But it was the game on Sunday that made headlines for the Germany native. Against the 6th ranked Huskies at home, Timmer tied a WSU rally-score record with 31 kills while hitting .303. She also posted career highs in digs with 21 and blocks with 7 to lead the Cougs to a five-set win over the Huskies. Of course, these stats were all helped by that epic 4th set that featured 90 points between the two teams.
As mentioned, Timmer is just the second Cougar to ever win the national player of the week honor. She follows in the footsteps of Sarah Silvernail who took home the award in November of 1996.
Timmer’s play has also helped the Cougs continue their hot streak. After starting the season 0-4, WSU has now won eight-in-a-row and is off to a perfect 2-0 start in Pac-12 play. They’ll look to keep things rolling this weekend starting Friday night when USC comes to town. Then, on Sunday, #15 UCLA will make the trip to Pullman to cap off WSU’s four-game homestand.
Timmer Named National Player of the Week - Washington State University Athletics
The junior became the second all-time to be named the national player of the week.
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