By Cindy Luis
Senior hitter Emily Hartong picked up her second Big West women's volleyball player of the week in four weeks today. It was the third for a Rainbow Wahine this month; senior setter Mita Uiato was honored last week.
Hartong averaged 4.18 kills and 3.09 digs en route to the MVP honors at the Shocker Volleyball Classic. The Rainbow Wahine defeated South Dakoto, No. 23 Creighton and Wichita State.
Hartong hit .284 (46-13-116) for the tournament with double-figure kills in each match and double-doubles in two of them. She had a match-high 20 kills on .311 hitting (20-6-45) while adding 16 digs and a pair of service aces against the Bluejays, helping UH to its third win over a ranked opponent this year.
She opened the tournament with 13 kills, 13 digs and three blocks against South Dakota. Hartong also swung at a .278 clip with 13 kills in the finale against Wichita State. She leads the Big West in kills per set (4.70).