Sept. 13, 2004
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Big Ten Conference office announced today that Ohio State’s Stacey Gordon (Sr., Oshawa, Ontario) earns Big Ten Player of the Week honors after leading the Buckeyes to a 2-0 performance at the Georgia Tech Invitational this past weekend. OSU notched 3-0 victories over Xavier and No. 21 Georgia Tech. Gordon recorded 26 kills (.561), one service ace, four assist blocks and four digs against Xavier and 33 kills (.421), one assist block and nine digs in the sweep of the host Yellow Jackets.
Gordon was named the MVP of the tournament after the Buckeyes stopped a 26-match home winning streak for Tech. In the two matches, Gordon recorded 11 or more kills in three games.
She scored the winning kill in each game against Georgia Tech and with OSU trailing 28-25 in game three, scored kills for OSU’s 26th, 29th and 30th point to close out the match.
Gordon, who set a Big Ten record last season with 6.62 kills per game, ended the past weekend with an even 2,100 kills for her career. The Buckeye senior is now just eight kills away from becoming fifth all-time in Big Ten history (Debbie McDonald, Purdue, 2,108) and 40 shy of Minnesota’s Andrea Gonzalez’s mark of 2,140, which is fourth-best. Gordon recorded 85 kills in the first week of play this season to surpass the 2,000 plateau, becoming one of only seven players in League history to have eclipsed the mark.
This is the 12th career Player of the Week honor for Gordon and the first this season.
Ohio State, now 6-0 on the season, returns to action Tuesday at 7 p.m. in St. John Arena when the Buckeyes host Youngstown State (4-3)