Jordan Thompson Repeats as AVCA Player of the Week

  0 Jil Price Igara | October 16th, 2018 | College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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