Eugene, Ore. -- After winning the Pac-12 offensive player of the week award for the first time in her career, Oregon junior Taylor Borup was named the AVCA national player of the week on Tuesday. Borup is the first Duck to earn the award in nearly six years, when Lauren Plum won it in 2012.
In their wins over No. 17 UCLA and No. 12 USC, Borup got her first two Pac-12 starts of her career and the transfer from North Carolina did not disappoint. The junior had 27 total digs, recorded the first double-doubles of her career, all while hitting .311 with 23 total kills on 61 attempts.
Borup, in the first victory over the Bruins, had a career-high 16 digs and season-high 13 kills. She then added 10 kills and 11 digs in Oregon's sweep win over USC. The Ducks have moved up to No. 14 in the AVCA national poll and will be back on the road this weekend. They will face Colorado on Friday night and Utah on Sunday morning.