Cara Thomason Named Ivy League Player of the Week

Philadelphia– University of Pennsylvania junior outside hitter Cara Thomason was named Ivy League Volleyball Player of the Week this afternoon after recording 21 kills, two service aces and 38 digs in the Quakers 3-1 Ivy opening loss to Princeton Friday night.

Thomason's 38 digs were a career high for her and set a new Penn record for most digs in a match. The 38 digs ties the highest dig total of the season in the Ivy League, and only five players in the country have turned in as many digs in a four-game match so far this season. Friday night's match also marked the seventh match of the season in which Thomason recorded more than ten kills.

Freshman setter Linda Zhang was named to the Ivy League Honor roll for her performance in the loss. She had 51 assists, six kills and five service aces in the match. It was Zhang's third match with over 50 assists, and her sixth with over 40.

The Quakers (6-5, 0-1) are next in action Friday, Oct. 8 at Yale at 7 p.m

Written by Jennifer Hildebrand, athletic communications assistant