Akers nabs third RMAC East player of the week award

By Doug Fitzgerald published October 22, 2007

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs middle blocker Brooke Akers was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference East Division player of the week for volleyball, the conference announced Monday.

It was the third time this season that Akers was named player of the week, the most in UCCS history. The most player of the week awards in a season previously was two, which was accomplished by Kelley Angel in 2005 and Audrey Nelson in 2001.

Akers was also the player of the week for the weeks of Sept. 24-30 and Sept. 10-16.

The senior from Desert Hot Springs, Calif., led the Mountain Lions to two home wins this past weekend after hitting .515 and averaging 5.12 kills and one dig per game.

She hit .500 with 17 kills and two blocks in a sweep over Colorado Christian. The next night against Metro State, she contributed 24 kills and three blocks in a 3-2 match win. Against the Roadrunners, Akers had a .515 hitting percentage.

For the season, Akers leads the Mountain Lions with 3.91 kills per game, the highest mark by a UCCS player since Nelson averaged 5.16 in 2001. Akers is also hitting a team-best .341.

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