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Lori Baird Named MWC Player of the Week

Lori Baird is averaging 1.60 blocks per game for the Utes.

Lori Baird is averaging 1.60 blocks per game for the Utes.

Oct. 29, 2007

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -¬ Junior middle hitter Lori Baird was named Mountain West Conference Co-Volleyball Player of the Week for her performances against Utah Valley, Wyoming and Air Force. It is the first honor for a Utah player this season and Baird's second career award.

Baird led Utah to a 3-0 record on the week, including a 2-0 mark in conference play with wins over Wyoming and Air Force. In a non-conference sweep of Utah Valley, she had eight total blocks (six assisted, two solo), seven kills, three digs and a hitting efficiency of .429. Against Wyoming, Baird turned in a match-and season-high .632 hitting percentage (13-1-19), while collecting eight total blocks, two service aces and an assist in the Utes' 3-0 win. She followed with an 11-kill, seven-block performance vs. Air Force, tallying no hitting errors in 18 attempts for a .611 hitting percentage. On the week, Baird averaged 3.44 kills, 2.56 blocks, 0.44 digs, 0.44 service aces and 5.39 points per game with a .569 hitting percentage.

She shares the honor with UNLV's Lauren Miramontes.

Utah returns to action on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Utah State beginning at 6 p.m.

 

 

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