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Inky Ajanaku Named Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 10/15/2012

Oct. 15, 2012

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford middle blocker Inky Ajanaku has been selected the Stanford Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Oct. 8-14.

Ajanaku averaged a team-best 3.62 kills, 4.44 points and 1.62 blocks per set while hitting .458 against the Los Angeles schools. She had a then-career high 12 kills and six blocks for a team-high .529 attack percentage in the three-set win over then-No. 6 USC. The Tulsa, Okla., native then topped her performance when she recorded a career high 17 kills and seven blocks with a .419 hitting percentage in the five-set thriller against then-No. 7 UCLA.

The rookie leads the Pac-12 with a .400 hitting percentage, upping that mark to .421 in conference matches. She also ranks 10th in the conference with 1.25 blocks per set.

The Cardinal has now won 14 matches in a row and has sole possession of first place in the Pac-12 with an 8-0 record, and has defeated three top-10 teams in its last four matches.

Ajanaku nabs the first Muscle Milk honors of her career and was named the Pac-12 Conference Freshman of the Week earlier Monday.

Stanford hits the road this week to conclude the first half of Pac-12 play at Washington and Washington State. The Cardinal and Huskies will battle in Seattle on Friday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. Stanford takes on the Cougars in Pullman, Wash., on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. Both matches will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.

Also nominated: Bret Bonanni (men's water polo), David Boote (men's golf), Becky Dru (field hockey), Adam Jahn (men's soccer), Lo'eau LaBonta (women's soccer) and Sally Watson (women's golf).


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