Cincinnati redshirt junior Jordan Thompson earned her second AVCA Player of the Week honor of the 2018 season on Monday, the organization announced. She also received the national award on Sept. 18, securing 2 of the 3 AVCA Player of the Week awards in Bearcat volleyball history.
Make that ✌️ time @AVCAVolleyball National Player of the Week#Bearcats | #momentum pic.twitter.com/v6tGHdpvyy
— Cincinnati VBall (@GoBearcatsVB) October 16, 2018
The VolleyMob Player of the Week award also went to Thompson. It is her first national honor from the site.
The 6-4 outside/right side hitter led Cincinnati to 2 American Athletic Conference victories in as many days, downing Tulsa 3-1 on Oct. 14 and outlasting Wichita State 3-2 on Oct. 15. In 9 sets played, Thompson registered a .400 attack percentage and averaged 7.89 kills, 3.00 digs and 0.56 blocks per set.
Congrats to @GoBearcatsVB OH/RS @jtomm19 for winning her second @SportsImportsVB / AVCA Player of the Week of the season! pic.twitter.com/1HOfqJtwNb
— AVCA (@AVCAVolleyball) October 16, 2018
Against the Hurricane, Thompson tallied 27 kills, 18 digs and 3 blocks, while hitting .392 in the 4-set match. She closed the weekend with an AAC record 44-kill performance and .404 attack percentage in Cincinnati’s 5-set victory over the Shockers.
The Edina, Minn., native has led the nation in kills and points in each of the last 7 weeks. Through 20 matches played, Thompson has amassed a team-high 502 kills (6.28 per set), a team-high 27 service aces (0.34 per set), 201 digs (2.51 per set) and 41 blocks (0.51 per set). For her efforts, she has won 5 AAC Offensive Player of the Week awards in a row.
After averaging an astounding 7.89 kills per set in two big road matches, it's no surprise that Jordan Thompson claimed her fifth @American_VBall Offensive Player of the Week honor this season!#Bearcats | #momentum pic.twitter.com/C1iwjAPwRQ
— Cincinnati VBall (@GoBearcatsVB) October 15, 2018
Cincinnati is riding a 7-match win streak since beginning AAC action. The Bearcats, who were selected to finish runner-up in the conference this season, stand at 16-4 overall and 7-0 in league play. Thompson was selected Preseason AAC Player of the Year for the 3rd-straight season and to the Preseason AAC First Team.
Second @SportsImportsVB / @AVCAVolleyball Player of the Week honor this season!
Thompson knocked down a #AmericanVB record 44 kills, while averaging 7.89 kills, 8.39 points, 3.00 digs and hitting .400. 👀
— American Volleyball (@American_VBall) October 16, 2018