Bowers Named MWC Player of the Week

Carrie Bowers earned the first MWC Player of the Week award in 2003. In three matches, Bowers averaged 5.0 kills, 1.7 digs and .70 blocks per game, while hitting .443. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

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COLORADO SPRINGS -- BYU right side hitter Carrie Bowers was named Mountain West Conference Volleyball Player of the Week, marking her first award.

A 6-2 senior from Salt Lake City, Utah (Highland HS), Bowers earned all-tournament team honors at the Campus USA Credit Union Invitational, which was hosted by Florida, while leading the Cougars to a 2-1 record. She posted a .556 hitting percentage with a career-high 22 kills (22-2-36) in a victory over American. Bowers topped that with a career-high .583 percentage (15-1-24) in a win versus Rutgers.

In BYU's only loss of the week at No. 3 Florida, Bowers posted a .243 hitting percentage (13-4-37) despite a team percentage of .052 vs. the Gators. In the three matches, Bowers averaged 5.0 kills, 1.7 digs and .70 blocks per game, while hitting .443. Her 50 kills for the week were nearly 1/3 of the BYU total (151) in that span.

Mountain West Conference Players of the Week:		

Sept. 2 -- Carrie Bowers, Sr., RS, BYU