Feb. 5, 2007
MALIBU, Calif. - Pepperdine junior setter Jonathan Winder was selected as the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week for matches the week of Jan. 29 - Feb. 4 announced by the American Volleyball Coaches' Association (AVCA) Monday afternoon.
This marks the first time this season and second in his career that he has earned national POTW honors. On March 14, 2005, he became the first true-freshman since former Wave Sean Rooney (2002) to earn the accolade. It also marks the 15th time overall a Pepperdine athlete has been selected as national POTW and first in 2007.
In setting Pepperdine to a pair of road victories last week, Winder averaged 13.25 assists, 1.88 digs and 2.12 blocks per game while setting the team to a .318 hitting percentage. The Irvine, Calif. native added three kills and three aces.
Winder recorded the first triple-double of his career with a 63-assists, 14-dig, 13-block effort in leading Pepperdine to a 3-2 victory over Cal State Northridge. Against UC Santa Barbara, he dished out 43-assists to go along with three aces and two errorless attacks while setting the team to a .455 hitting percentage.
Pepperdine wraps up its current five-match road swing Friday when it travels to Los Angeles for a 7 p.m. PT first serve against USC at the Galen Center. The Waves downed the Trojans 3-1 in the team's first meeting of the season.