Dec. 6, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. - Senior outside hitter Alix Klineman has been named the Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week after leading the Cardinal to straight set wins over Albany and No. 17 Colorado State in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament at Maples Pavilion. She averaged 5.33 kills, 2.50 digs, 6.25 points per set and hit .500.
Klineman tied her career high with a .667 hitting percentage (14-0-21) in the first round match-up against Albany. She recorded a match-high 14 kills and added 10 digs for her 13th double-double of the season.
A native of Manhattan Beach, Calif., Klineman followed up her performance against the Great Danes with 18 kills, five digs, three solo blocks and an ace versus Colorado State on Saturday. The 2010 Pac-10 Player of the Year, Klineman is second nationally with 5.48 kills and 6.19 points per set.
This marks the sixth Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor for the senior.
Up next, Stanford travels to Dayton, Ohio, to compete in the Dayton Regional. The Cardinal will face Ohio State in the regional semifinal on Friday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. ET. Should Stanford advance, it will face either Pac-10 foe USC or Indiana on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
Also Nominated: Camille Levin (women's soccer).