Former Evanston Volleyball Player Wins Weekly College Honors
A former Evanston Lady Red Devil and current Univ. of Wyoming Cowgirl volleyball player has been honored by the Mountain West Conference.
Sophomore Erin Kirby was named MWC volleyball co-player of the week, for the week of November 12th, 2012.
The sophomore middle blocker helped the Cowgirls to a 2-0 record over the weekend (Nov. 8-10) defeating Fresno State in straight sets on Thursday, while also downing UNLV in four sets on Saturday.
Against the Bulldogs, she hit .700 with seven kills and no errors on 10 attacks.
She also recorded six blocks against Fresno State.
Against the Rebels she recorded 11 kills and no errors on 22 attacks for a percentage of .500.
She also blocked eight attacks against the Rebels.
Kirby led the Cowgirls in hitting percentage in both matches.
On the weekend, she hit an average of .562 (18-0-32). She also averaged 2.57 kills and two blocks per set.
As a redshirt freshman in 2011, Kirby was an all-MW conference selection and started in all 32 matches.
During her high school days, she was a 2-time all-conference and all-state selection and won 4A West Player of the Year, and 4A Player of the Year in 2009...all while leading the Lady Red Devils to a 4A state runner finish in that year.
Kirby was also a 4-time all-conference and all-state winner in track and field, winning the 200 meter dash, 400 meter dash, 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles in her senior year, and won best of the best times in the 200 meter dash, 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles.
Information provided by: The Mountain West Conference and by the University of Wyoming Athletic Department.