White captures third Big West weekly award

Oct. 30, 2017

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis women’s volleyball player Mahalia White snared her third Big West Conference Freshman of the Week award, the league office announced on Monday. The organizational studies major from Canoga Park previously won the honor on October 9 and October 16.

White posted a career-high 27 kills and a .447 attack average in Friday’s four-set win against Long Beach State, then followed with 17 kills and .280 hitting in Saturday’s sweep at CSUN. Both matches were televised on ESPN3. For the weekend, White averaged 5.86 kills per set. Her 4.28 rate in 10 conference matches puts her third in the Big West behind only UC Santa Barbara’s Lindsey Ruddins (5.97) and CSUN’s Aeryn Owens (4.56).

Cal Poly’s Taylor Nelson and Katherine Brouker earned the overall Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week awards for Oct. 23-29. Nelson averaged 13.38 assists per frame while Brouker totaled 40 digs as the No. 23 Mustangs claimed key conference wins over UC Irvine and Hawai’i.

UC Davis returns home for continued league play against Cal State Fullerton (Thursday) and UC Riverside (Saturday) this week.

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.