PHILADELPHIA After a weekend in which she averaged 17 kills and 23 digs in Penn’s victories over Cornell and Columbia, senior outside hitter Cara Thomason was named Ivy League Co-Player of the Week. Thomason shares the honor with Yale’s Shannon Farrell who hit .444 in two matches this weekend, while averaging 5.88 kills and 4.38 digs per game.
Thomason posted 18 kills and a season-high 30 digs in the Quakers 3-2 upset victory over Cornell on Friday. She followed that performance with 16 kills and 16 digs in the Red and Blue’s sweep of Columbia on Saturday. The senior co-captain averaged 4.25 kills and 5.75 digs per game on the weekend. She now has 13 double-doubles on the season and ranks sixth in the league with 4.17 digs per game.
This is the second time that Thomason has earned Player of the Week honors in her career. Last season, she garnered the honors for the week of Oct. 15.
Thomason and fellow senior Michelle Kauffman will take to The Palestra floor one last time on Wednesday, as Penn hosts Princeton at 7 p.m. in the season finale.