Alexa Gray named Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week

Ari Davis
Alexa Gray spikes the ball in the game against OSU. Gray was recently named Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week. (Ari Davis)

BYU women’s volleyball senior Alexa Gray was announced as the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week.

This is the first national weekly award for Gray at BYU and the first for BYU since 2001.

On Thursday Gray led the Cougars with an astounding 30 kills, ranking third in the BYU rally-scoring era. Gray also led the team with 32 digs ranking fourth all-time in the BYU rallying-score era. Gray has continued to set other records by collecting 76 attempts, the most taken by a player in BYU rally-scoring history.

Gray continued her streak on Saturday night with a double-double of an astounding 29 kills and 13 digs. Her double-double majorly assisted the Cougars as they came back from behind two sets winning the next consecutive three giving the Cougars first place standing in the WCC.

“Alexa has athletic specific skills,” coach Heather Olmstead said in a  previous interview. “She jumps well, she’s big, she’s wrong, she’s a tall kid, she moves well, and she’s in control of her body all the time on the court.”

The Cougars will take on Santa Clara at 7:00 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Smith Fieldhouse.

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