After leading the now 15th-ranked Ducks to back-to-back sweeps over 17th-ranked UCLA and 12th-ranked USC, junior Taylor Borup earned her first career AVCA Player of the Week honor. It is the 7th time an Oregon volleyball player has received player of the week recognition from the AVCA.
Chalk it up. @OregonVB’s Taylor Borup claims AVCA national player of the week. #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/FKW10cI8mb
— GoDucks (@GoDucks) October 9, 2018
In her 1st Pac-12 starts, the 6-4 outside hitter/right side hitter recorded a pair of double-doubles. Against the Bruins, Borup tallied 13 kills and a career-high 16 digs, while posting a .310 attack percentage. She followed that performance with 10 kills, 11 digs and 2 blocks against the Trojans.
On the week, the Leesburg, Va., native averaged 3.83 kills and 4.50 digs per set, while hitting .311. For her efforts, Borup was selected Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for the 1st time.
Congrats to the #Pac12VB Players of the Week! @OregonVB's Taylor Borup is the Offensive Player of the Week, @StanfordWVB's Morgan Hentz is the Defensive Player of the Week and @OregonVB's Brooke Nuneviller is the Freshman of the Week. https://t.co/SOimk4c0ET pic.twitter.com/fRtWiTt06a
— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) October 8, 2018
Borup, who transferred in following 2 seasons at North Carolina, has appeared in 10 of 16 matches with 5 starts for the Ducks. She has compiled 58 kills (2.23 per set), 48 digs (1.85 per set) and 17 blocks (0.65 per set) so far in 2018.
As a freshman for the Tar Heels, Borup played in 29 matches and tallied 164 kills, 51 digs, 45 block and 5 service aces to earn ACC All-Freshman Team recognition. As a sophomore, she played in 20 matches before sustaining an injury that caused her to miss 8 matches. That year, she posted 143 kills, 26 digs and 28 blocks.
Oregon rebounded this week after dropping a pair of conference matchups last weekend. The Ducks stand at 11-5 overall and are tied for 2nd in the Pac-12 at 4-2.
Congrats to @OregonVB OH/RS Taylor Borup for winning the @SportsImportsVB / AVCA Player of the Week! pic.twitter.com/sF86AfG5kj
— AVCA (@AVCAVolleyball) October 9, 2018