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Van Lierop Earns WAC Volleyball Honors

Van Lierop earns WAC Player of the Week honors after a 38-kill performance.
Van Lierop earns WAC Player of the Week honors after a 38-kill performance.
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Sept. 5, 2000

Tulsa's kristien Van Lierop has been named the Western Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week.

Van Lierop, a 5-9, senior outside hitter from Kruibeke, Belgium (Saint Joris Institute Bazel), keyed the Tulsa to the team championship at the Morehead State-Boomarang's Ramada Inn Classic, leading the Golden Hurricane to a 3-0 record.

For the week, Van Lierop recorded 55 kills (6.11 kpg) on 118 attempts and only seven errors for a .407 hitting percentage. She also added 21 digs (2.33 dpg), three assists, six service aces and four total blocks. Against Chicagoe State, Van Lierop hit .611 (12-1-18) and added two service aces. In the final match of the weekend against Morehead State, she broke the school record for kills in a match (38) and attempts in a match (88). She also added a match-high 17 digs in the match.

Other nominees for the Player of the Week included: Shauna McQuaid, Fresno State, Lily Kahumoku, Hawai'i, Suzan Stonebarger, Nevada, Leigh leman, Rice, Joslynn Gallop, San Jose State, Tara Hatfield, SMU, Amy Atamanczuk, TCU, and Stacy Zimmerman, UTEP.