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Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Torrey Van Winden

Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Torrey Van Winden

Torrey Van Winden, Junior, Opposite, 6-3, Napa, Calif. | Vintage High School | UCLA

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — After leading the Cal Poly volleyball team to its 17th and 18th straight wins and its best start in program history at 19-1 after two road wins over the weekend, junior opposite Torrey Van Winden has been named the Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.

Van Winden averaged 5.43 kills per set and hit .416 in the No. 11 Mustangs’ wins over CSUN and Long Beach State.

Against the Matadors, she totaled a match-high 20 kills, hitting .576 and committing just one attack error on 33 attempts. In a four-set win over the 49ers the following night, she notched her seventh double-double of the season with 18 kills and 14 digs, hitting .295 to help lead Cal Poly to its 25th consecutive Big West win.

At 19-1, Cal Poly surpassed the best start in program history that was previously held by the 1985 team that began 18-1. That team featured Kelly Strand, the mother of Torrey and Adlee Van Winden.

For the season, Torrey leads the Big West in hitting percentage at .376 and is third in kills per set at 5.03 (sixth in the nation) and second in total kills with 347.

The Mustangs currently sit in first place in the Big West. They travel to face second-place Hawai’i on Friday at 10 p.m. PDT. The Rainbow Wahine's only conference loss came against Cal Poly earlier this season.

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