White earns Big West Freshman of the Week nod

Oct. 9, 2017

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis women’s volleyball player Mahalia White captured Big West Conference Freshman of the Week honors for the period ending October 8, it was announced by the league office on Monday. This is the first such award for an Aggie in 2017, and the first overall since Lauren Matias claimed it almost exactly one year ago.

The organizational studies major from Canoga Park, California, totaled 43 kills (4.78 kps), a .341 hitting average, 11 digs, three aces and six blocks in the Aggies’ two home conference matches last week. She tied her then-career best of 20 kills in Thursday’s five-set marathon against CSUN, then set a new personal benchmark with 23 kills in Saturday’s historic four-set win over Long Beach State. White also hit .415 and blocked four shots in Thursday’s loss to the Matadors. 

UC Irvine’s Harlee Kekauoha won the Big West’s overall Player of the Week award, while Hawaii senior Emily Maglio snared Defensive Player of the Week accolades for her 20-block weekend.

UC Davis hits the road for conference matches at UC Riverside and Cal State Fullerton this Friday and Saturday.

Providing a small-town community feel while providing a world-class academic experience, UC Davis is home to more than 37,000 students and centrally located between San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and the Napa Valley. The No. 6-ranked public university in the nation according to the Wall Street Journal, and among the top 10 public universities nationwide according to U.S. News and World Report, UC Davis offers nearly 100 graduate programs and more than 100 academic majors across four colleges and six professional schools, ranking among the world and nation’s best in numerous disciplines, including veterinary science, agriculture, and plant and animal programs.

Season and single-game tickets for all UC Davis fall sports are now on sale by contacting the Athletics Ticket Office at (530) 752-AGS1 or by visiting us online at UCDavisAggies.com.