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Oct. 14, 2002

Columbia, S.C. –
Sam Alban earned the SEC Player of the Week award after leading the Gamecocks to a 2-0 record against Kentucky and Tennessee. The Portage, Mich. native posted a career – high 21 kills against Tennessee. She also recorded a season high five blocks against the Lady Volunteers.

Alban also hit a perfect 4-4 in the critical game five of the match, extending USC’s winning streak to nine straight home victories for the season. The win also extended USC’s conference win streak to 7-0.

Alban hit .421 and had 4.00 kills/game against Kentucky and Tennessee. Alban also had 0.75-blocks/ game. Alban was the only Gamecock to record double figure kills in both matches this week and she now ranks 10th all-time on USC’s all time block assists list.