STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford middle blocker Inky Ajanaku has been selected as the Pac-12 women’s volleyball Offensive Player of the Week for Nov. 25 – Dec. 1, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Ajanaku averaged 4.29 kills and 5.21 points per set on a .489 hitting percentage as Stanford swept Arizona on the road before defeating California in four sets at home last week. Stanford closed out the regular season with a 24-5 overall record and second-place finish in the Pac-12 (17-3).
At Arizona, Ajanaku set a new season high with 15 kills on a .565 attack percentage. She also led all players against the Wildcats with seven blocks as the Cardinal recorded its 19th sweep of the season. At home against Cal, she again registered 15 kills for Stanford as the team notched its fourth-consecutive win over the Golden Bears.
Ajanaku earns the second weekly award from the Pac-12 in her career after earning Freshman of the Week honors last season. She is the third Cardinal player to be recognized this season. Stanford paces the conference with 88 weekly awards all-time.
Stanford enters the NCAA Tournament on a nine-match winning streak. The Cardinal plays host to Hampton, which is making its first postseason appearance, on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in Maples Pavilion. The winner will take on the winner of the Alabama-Oklahoma match, played on Thursday at 4:30 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.