Nov. 7, 2005
WASHINGTON - For slamming 26 kills and hitting .396 in the Eagles' two consecutive game victories last week, American University women's volleyball freshman Rubena Sukaj (Tirana, Albania/Asim Vokshi) was named the Baden Patriot League Rookie of the Week, league officials announced Tuesday.
The native of Albania led the Eagles in kills in the team's crucial, PL title-clinching wins last week. In AU's 3-0 defeat of Holy Cross she had 15 kills and hit .407 with three service aces. Against Army, Sukaj was a pivotal part of an AU offense that hit .320, contributing 11 kills on a .381 attack percentage.
Sukaj is hitting .282 on the season - first in the PL among freshman with over 200 kills - and her 3.50 kills per game puts her at second among freshman and sixth overall.
The Eagles (22-8, PL 13-1) return to action across town this weekend against George Washington on Saturday Nov. 12 at 7:00 p.m.