Hartong Earns First Women's Volleyball Weekly Award
Hawai‘i junior Emily Hartong, named the Chevron Rainbow Wahine Invitational Most Valuable player, captured the first Big West Women's Volleyball Player of the Week award for the 2012 season.
The 6-2 outside hitter averaged 4.36 kills, 2.73 digs and 0.73 blocks per set while hitting .286 to lead the 'Bows to victories over Albany, Saint Mary's and No. 6 Stanford.
Hartong led UH with 14 kills against Albany and 17 against Saint Mary's. She added 13 digs against the Gaels to secure her first double-double of the season.
Against the nationally-ranked Cardinal, Hartong put forth another 17-kill effort and hit .256 (17-7-39) with eight digs and a service ace. Hartong hit at a .455 (14-4-22) clip in the season opener against the Great Danes, adding nine scoops and a pair of blocks.
Hartong, a 2011 AVCA Second Team All-American, helps guide the No. 8 Rainbow Wahine into action this week against San Francisco, Baylor and California in the Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic.
Others nominated: Kayla Neto (Cal State Fullerton); Natalie Allen (Cal State Northridge); Janisa Johnson (Long Beach State); Devon Damelio (UC Davis); Amanda Vialpando (UC Riverside); Gabby Cowden (Pacific)