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Roxanne Brunsting moved into second place on UCSD's career digs list last week.
CCAA Road Swing Continues at San Francisco State, Cal Poly Pomona
Release: Wednesday 10/12/2011 

The Schedule
Match No. 16
No. 18 UCSD (11-4, 7-4) at San Francisco State (10-7,6-6)
Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 • 7 p.m.
Main Gym • San Francisco, Calif.
Live Stats

Match No. 17 
No. 18 UCSD at Cal Poly Pomona (9-7,6-6)
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 • 7 p.m.
Darlene May Gym • Pomona, Calif.
Live Stats

You’re Covered with Live Stats
If you can’t make it to either road match this week, both of them can be followed online via live stats. Access the feeds free of charge at the following links: SFSU match -; CPP match -

Social D-light
There are now more ways than ever to follow the Tritons. Of course, you've always got at your fingertips, but the Triton social media scene is growing by the hour. Get instant updates on Twitter and like UCSDTritons on Facebook. For a more visual approach, watch the Tritons on YouTube. @UCSDathletics recently reached 1,000 followers and UCSD Athletics awarded a lucky fan with a new jersey and four free tickets to any UCSD home contest during the 2011-12 school year. Be sure to follow the Tritons all year for more great giveaways!

Many career-highs were set or broken by Tritons over the last three matches. Here’s the alphabetic breakdown - Lizzy Andrews (9 kills, 9 points at CSUEB); Roxanne Brunsting (5 blocks at CSUMB); Lauren Demos (8 blocks at CSUMB); Rachelle Kinney (9 kills, 4 blocks, 11 points at CSUMB); Brittany Lombardi (23 digs at CSUEB); Sara McCutchan (8 kills, 9.5 points at CSUEB); Hillary Williamson (26 digs at CSUEB). Also of note, freshman setter Amber Hawthorne got her first career kill in the match against Cal State San Bernardino.

The Scoop on Brunsting
With 16 digs vs. Cal State San Bernardino last week, Roxanne Brunsting moved into second place on UCSD’s career list. The senior surpassed Leslie Punelli, who amassed 1,390 digs between 1997 and 2000. Brunsting currently has 1,431 digs to her name. The school record is 1,628 by Natalie Facchini (2004-07), 197 more than Brunsting.

Join the Club
Senior libero Janessa Werhane currently has 968 career digs, 32 short of 1,000. She’ll be just the seventh Triton to reach the 1,000-dig plateau in the history of the program.

Nationally, UCSD ranks 3rd in digs (19.18/set), 27th in kills (13.44/set), 29th in assists (12.4/set) and 46th in blocks (2.05/ set) ... Hillary Williamson ranks 23rd in kills (3.98/set) and points (4.57/set) ... Janessa Werhane is 39th in digs (5.00/set) ... In the CCAA, UCSD ranks 1st in digs and 3rd in kills ... Williamson is 2nd in kills and 3rd in points ... Werhane ranks 2nd in digs ... The Tritons have out-aced their opponent in 13 of 15 matches ... Opponents have out-dug UCSD in four of the last five matches ... The last time the Tritons hit over .200 was on Sept. 30 at Humboldt State ... The .107 attack percentage vs. San Bernardino was a season-low ... The last time UCSD lost three in a row was in September of 2010 ... A Triton posted a match-high kill total in each of the first 11 matches ... An opponent has led the match in kills in the past four contests ... Both Roxanne Brunsting and Hillary Williamson recorded double-doubles in all three matches last week.

Start Me Up
With its sweep over Cal State Stanislaus on Sept. 23, UCSD improved to 9-0, equaling its best ever start to a season. The Tritons have gone 9-0 to start a campaign four times - 2011, 2009 and 2004 in NCAA Division II play and 1990 while a member of NCAA Division III.

UCSD Volleyball Honored by AVCA for Academic Excellence
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) recently announced that the UCSD women’s volleyball program earned an AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2010-11 season. The award, which was initiated following the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale. Since the award’s inception, the number of honorees has grown 674%. A total of 481 squads garnered the award this year, 57 of those coming from the NCAA Division II ranks.

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