BOULDER-Soccer's Annie Brunner
(junior) and volleyball's Nicole
Edelman (freshman) received CU Athlete of the Week honors on Tuesday for
their performances during the week of Sept. 10-16. The athlete of
the week is sponsored by Silk®, Horizon® and International Delight®.
Annie Brunner, the Buffs starting goalkeeper, notched her fifth shutout
of the season this past weekend after the soccer team picked up two
2-0 wins. The junior from Arvada, Colo., (Arvada West) shut out Wyoming on the
road on Friday and then Air Force at home on Sunday. This marked the second
time this season that CU has shut out two or more consecutive opponents.
This is also the second time Brunner has had five
shutouts in a single season with her first coming in 2010. During the two games
this past weekend, she had eight saves and improved her career goals against
average to 1.23, ranking fifth on CU's all-time list.
Nicole Edelman led the Buffs to a 3-0 weekend as the
volleyball team wrapped up the non-conference season with a 10-2 record, tying
the team's third best start in school history. The freshman setter from
Boulder, Colo., (Fairview) directed CU to a five-set come-from-behind win on
Thursday at the Air Force Academy, a match that featured a first set win of
37-35 (tying the most points in a single set for the Buffs). Coming close to
her first career triple double versus the Falcons, Edelman had eight kills, 50
assists and 13 digs. Her eight kills were a career-high.
On Saturday morning against Cal State Bakersfield,
Edelman handed out 41 assists and added four kills, seven digs and four block
assists. Her performance in the final match of the weekend, Saturday afternoon against
Norfolk State, consisted of three kills on five errorless attacks (.600), 24
assists and eight digs. The team recorded a .377 hitting efficiency in the
contest, the best of the season. Edelman averaged 8.85 assists per set, 1.15
kills per set, 2.15 digs per set and 0.62 blocks per set.
Overall, Edelman and the Buffs hit .215 in the three
matches and averaged 12.4 kills per set; holding its opponents to a .130
hitting percentage and 11.3 kills per set.
Also nominated for this week's award was freshman women's
golfer Alexis Keating.
Keating led the Buffs in her first collegiate tournament,
carding a 74-74-78-226, or 10-over par, to tie for 24th at the Colonel
Wollenberg Ram Classic, hosted by Colorado State at the Ptarmigan Country
Club. She became just the fourth golfer in the last decade to lead the
Buffs as a true freshman in her first collegiate outing, joining Hannah Hoch
(2003, Ptarmigan), Lindsay Caljouw (2005, Ptarmigan) and Emily Childs (2008,