Junior outside hitter picks up first national award
Connor Olbright registers double-double with 29 assists, 10 digs
49ers and Gauchos will square off Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Junior Taylor Crabb leads the 49ers with match-high 19 kills
Taylor Crabb finishes with team-high 10 kills
AVCA NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK (FEB. 21, 2012)
2013: Appeared in seven matches ... Earned the start in the first four contests ... Averaged 2.00 kills and 0.79 digs per set ... Registered a season-high 13 kills, four digs and four blocks against UC San Diego on Jan. 5 ... Also had eight kills vs. UC Irvine (Jan. 4).
2012: Played in 12 matches and 31 sets as a true freshman ... Named the AVCA National Player of the Week on Feb. 21 after leading the 49ers to a 3-2 win over top-ranked UCLA ... Finished with 21 kills, five digs and two blocks against the Bruins ... Also registered 12 kills on .409 hitting in his collegiate debut at Pepperdine ... Added 10 kills, three blocks, two aces and a season-best .500 hitting percentage vs. IPFW.
High School: Three-time first-team all-league selection at Long Beach Poly High School ... Led the Jackrabbits to a 20-6 record as a senior ... Tabbed the 2011 Moore League Co-Player of the Year after finishing with 211 kills, 54 digs and 26 service aces ... Helped Poly to a league title in 2010 ... Was a Press-Telegram Dream Team selection as a junior and senior.
Quick Facts: Played one year for OCVC ... Helped the squad to a fifth-place finish at the 18-Open Boys' Junior National Championships in 2011 ... Also played for the Manhattan Beach Surf club team ... Won a bronze medal at the 2008 (15 Open) and 2007 (14 Open) junior national championships.
Major: American Studies