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Pepperdine's Sean Rooney Tabbed Sports Import/AVCA National Player of the Week

Jan. 18, 2005

MALIBU, Calif. - Pepperdine's Sean Rooney was tabbed as the Sports Import/AVCA "National Player of the Week," for his efforts in leading the third-ranked Waves to a pair of wins last week over No. 9 Pacific and No. 8 Stanford.

The six-foot-nine outside hitter opened the 2005 campaign with a career-high 36-kill, seven-ace performance as Pepperdine outlasted the Tigers 3-2 in Stockton, Calif. The Wheaton, Ill., native logged the first double-double of the season the following night with a 24-kill, 14-dig effort against #8 Stanford.

This marks the third time in Rooney's collegiate career he has been issued college volleyball's highest weekly award after garnering POW honors on March 10, 2003 and March 25, 2002.

Pepperdine (2-0, 2-0 MPSF) will be back in action starting tomorrow as the Waves travel to top-ranked UCLA (5-0, 1-0 MPSF) and UC Irvine (1-4, 0-1 MPSF) on Friday. Both matches will be on the road and are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. (PT) first serves.