Nov. 5, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford middle blocker Carly Wopat has been selected the Stanford Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Oct. 29 - Nov. 4. Stanford (22-2) went on the road and swept Oregon State and then-No. 2 Oregon last week to remain undefeated in the Pac-12 (14-0) and extend its winning streak to 20 matches.
Wopat hit an impressive .700 over the two matches, averaging 3.67 kills, 5.00 points and 2.17 blocks per set. At OSU, the Santa Barbara, Calif., native registered a career high .706 hitting percentage, putting down 12 kills on 17 swings with no errors. She also registered four blocks, three digs and an ace against the Beavers. At second-ranked Oregon, she led the team with 10 kills and hit .692 while collecting a match-high nine blocks. Wopat now leads the Pac-12 with a .405 hitting percentage.
The junior leads the Pac-12 with a .405 hitting percentage and ranks second in blocks per set with 1.54. Top-ranked Stanford's 20 match winning streak marks its longest such streak under head coach John Dunning in a single season and the longest for the program in a single season since 1999.
Wopat nabs the first Muscle Milk honors of her career and was named the Pac-12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season earlier Monday.
The Cardinal will face Washington State and No. 5 Washington this week in Maples Pavilion. Stanford takes on Cougars on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. and the Huskies on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks.
Also nominated: Andrew Berberick (men's cross country), Kieran Chung-Wolf (sailing), Becky Dru (field hockey), Kevin Hogan (football), Nick Hoversten (men's water polo), Kristian Ipsen (men's diving), Patrick Rodgers (men's golf), Maddy Schaefer (women's swimming), Michael Sojka (wrestling), Robert Stineman (men's tennis) and Courtney Verloo (women's soccer).