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Andy Hein Tabbed Sports Import/AVCA National Player of the Week

April 18, 2005

MALIBU, Calif. - For the second time this season Pepperdine's Andy Hein has been selected as the Sports Import/AVCA National Player of the Week. Monday's award marks the fifth time in 2005 a Wave has earned the honor. A Pepperdine student-athlete has earned the national honor 14 times during the program's history.

Hein, a 6-foot-10 middle blocker from Carol Stream, Ill., played an instrumental role in helping Pepperdine capture the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation's top seed in its postseason tournament which gets underway Wednesday. Hein recorded a career-high 14 block assists Saturday night against Cal State Northridge and helped the team post a 23.5-7.0 advantage in total blocks for the match.

He finished the week hitting .594 on 32 attacks and averaged 2.88 kills, 2.88 blocks, 0.50 digs and 0.25 aces per game. Hein averages 2.37 kills, 1.51 blocks, 0.58 digs and 0.21 aces per game this season. He currently leads the nation attack percentage at .524 and is on pace to break the school's single-season attack percentage mark of .518.

Pepperdine University will host the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament semi-final and final rounds on Thurs., April 28 and Sat., April 30. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-866 WAVE TIX (928-3843) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. (PT).