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Ashley Christman
Christman earns WAC honor
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 11/11/2013
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DENVER – Idaho senior rightside hitter Ashley Christman has been named Western Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 4-10. This is her first-ever WAC Player of the Week honor.

“For Ashley in the last few weeks she’s really starting to pick up her game,” Idaho coach Debbie Buchanan said. “I don’t know if it’s that senior, kind of urge to finish strong. Hopefully she can keep this up because for us to reach our goals at the end of this season we’re going to need that and some other players to be doing that as well.”

The Christina Lake, British Columbia, native averaged WAC bests of 4.50 kills and 5.38 points to go along with 3.25 digs and 1.00 blocks per set last week. Christman posted career highs of 18 kills and 13 digs for her first career double-double, while hitting .353 and adding four blocks and a service ace in Idaho’s win over Seattle U on Senior Night. With the win, the Vandals jumped the Redhawks for fourth place in the WAC standings. Christman entered the week averaging 1.91 kills on .202 hitting, 1.43 digs and 0.77 blocks.

“From the service line to her front row play and even defense she’s been getting better,” Buchanan said.  “I think senior night was the peak of that, the best performance of her career so far. She definitely deserves it and definitely been a go-to player for us.”

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