Player of the Week - November 29, 2010

Each Monday during the fall, one collegiate player originally reported as a recruit by AVSR is named AVSR Player of the Week for her cumulative performance during the current season.

Week 14:Christine Bach

University of Memphis
Senior; 5'9"Libero/Setter
Home:Dresden, Germany
Reported by AVSR:December 2005

Last week:
• Ended her record-setting career at Memphis with an exclamation mark, picking up 48 digs at a pace of 6.9 per set in a pair of losses to Alabama-Birmingham, 3-1 and 3-0.
• Was among the Conference USA leaders in digs and aces again this year, returning to her role as star libero after playing setter in 2009.
• Owns the top two spots in Memphis team history for digs in a single match (37 and 35). Ranks second in career digs (1,791) despite spending the 2009 season at the setter spot.
• A superior student, Bach graduated Summa Cum Laude last May with an international business degree. She's now pursuing a master's degree in business administration (MBA).

Excerpt from original AVSR report:"Quick, efficient, all-purpose player. .... Elite ball-control and serving skills make her a fine libero recruit, although she prefers to set. .... Always a smart, intense, determined competitor. .... Highly structured and conscientious on and off the court. Might pursue a degree in international business." [December 2005]

See Christine Bach's bio at the University of Memphis web site.
See the news release at the University of Memphis web site.

Special Mention:Tsvetelina Dureva

Boston College
Junior; 5'10"Outside Hitter
Home:Razlog, Bulgaria
Reported by AVSR:December 2007

Last week:
• Powered the Eagles to a surprise, season-ending victory over Maryland 3-1, scoring 19 kills as Boston College grabbed its only win in the Atlantic Coast Conference this year.
• Led BC this fall with 3.3 kills per set at .188 efficiency, placing sixth on the ACC kills list despite her team's 1-19 league mark. Added 2.2 digs per set and posted 49 blocks with only two errors.

See Tsvetelina Dureva's bio at the Boston College web site.