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Burgess Named Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 09/24/2012

Sept. 24, 2012

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford outside hitter Jordan Burgess has been selected as the Stanford Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Sept. 17-23.

Burgess, a native of Fort Myers, Fla., led the Cardinal to a sweep over California and a win at Utah in the first Pac-12 matches of her career. She averaged 4.57 kills, 4.29 digs, 0.86 blocks and 5.07 points per set in the two matches.

Against Bay Area rival Cal, Burgess recorded a match-high 16 kills on 30 attempts with just two errors to hit .467. She also racked up 13 digs and five blocks to register her fourth double-double of the season. In Salt Lake City, she again led the team with 16 kills and 17 digs for her fifth double-double of the year against the Utes. For the season, Burgess is averaging more than 3.00 kills (3.05), digs (3.21) and points per set (3.51).

It is Burgess' first Muscle Milk weekly honor of her career and the first for the women's volleyball team this season. She was also named the Pac-12 Freshman and Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts.

The seventh-ranked Cardinal remains on the road this week, traveling to the desert to face Arizona and Arizona State. Stanford takes on the Wildcats in Tucson, Ariz., on Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. and the Sun Devils on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. The match at ASU will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.

Also nominated: Lauren Becker (field hockey), Lauren Kim (women's golf), Oliver Toole (sailing), Aaron Kovar (men's soccer) and Courtney Verloo (women's soccer).


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