Ruddins Earns Fourth Big West Player of the Week Award of 2018

Lindsey Ruddins (Photo by Jeilo Gauna)
Lindsey Ruddins (Photo by Jeilo Gauna)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – For the fourth time this year, UC Santa Barbara women's volleyball's Lindsey Ruddins has been named the Big West Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.

It was the eighth award of Ruddins' career, placing her in a three-way tie for the fifth-most in Big West history. Her 55 kills (5.50 K/S) over two matches this past weekend also vaulted her into No. 8 all-time at UCSB, now sitting at 1,416 kills for her career.

Facing Long Beach State on the road last Friday, Ruddins crossed the 30-kill mark for the second time this season and the fourth time since the start of last year. She finished with 31 kills, nine digs and a solo block. The Laguna Niguel, Calif. native also put away three aces, doing so for the seventh time in her redshirt junior season.

The following night at CSUN, Ruddins led the way with an efficient 24 kills (.323) on 62 attempts. She also added two blocks and 13 digs for her 14th double-double.

This marks the second straight season that Ruddins has won four Big West Player of the Week awards. No player in program history has had more than four in their career.