LEXINGTON, Ky. – Puget Sound volleyball junior Jackie Harvey was selected as the American Volleyball Coaches Association's National Player of the Week for Division III on Tuesday. Harvey, a junior from Santa Barbara, Calif., is the first Logger to ever earn the award.
"We're excited Jackie was chosen as national Player of the Week," said head coach Mark Massey. "She is clearly one of the best all-around players in Division III on the West Coast. It's great that she's getting the recognition for the hard work that she has put in over the past three years.
Harvey led the Loggers, the 14th-ranked team nationally by the AVCA, to a 2-0 week and their fourth-straight win. The Loggers defeated Willamette in three sets on Friday before defeating Linfield in four sets in Saturday's home finale.
The junior outside hitter registered double-doubles in both matches this week, running her season total to 20 double-doubles. She had 13 kills and 17 digs to help the Loggers sweep Willamette and then pounded a season-high 21 kills in a four-set win over Linfield to accompany 16 digs.
Harvey hit .278 for the week and raised her NWC-leading average to 3.9 kills per set. The Loggers look to make a final push for a postseason bid as they close out the 2012 regular season this week at Pacific Lutheran on Wednesday and Lewis & Clark on Saturday. The currently trail the Lutes by two matches in the NWC standings.
"Jackie has continued to fill bigger roles each year of her first three years at Puget Sound," added Massey. "We can't wait to see her continue to grow into her full potential over the next couple of weeks this year and into her senior season next year."
Harvey was also named the Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week on Tuesday.