Oct. 4, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Big Ten Conference office announced today that Ohio State’s Stacey Gordon (Sr., Oshawa, Ontario) earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors after leading the Buckeyes to conference wins over No. 1 Minnesota and Iowa. This is the 13th career Player of the Week honor for Gordon and the second this season.

Gordon had a season-high 36 kills in a 3-1 (30-24, 30-23, 18-30, 30-24) upset of No. 1 Minnesota Friday night in St. John Arena. She averaged nine kills per game in the match while hitting .368. It was her 16th match with 30 or more kills in her career. Gordon produced double-figure kills in three of the four game against the Gophers. She had 10 kills in game one and 11 in games two and four. Gordon opened the match with her first three kills of the night and ended the match by scoring Ohio State’s final four points with kills.

In Saturday’s 3-0 (30-24, 30-27, 30-27) victory over Iowa, Gordon recorded 14 kills to extend her streak of consecutive matches with double-figure kills to 90. For her career, she has had double-figure kills in 103 of 105 matches.

Her 12 digs against Minnesota and 16 versus Iowa gives her four consecutive matches with double-figure digs and now has seven double-figure dig matches this season. Gordon has recorded double-figure digs in 74 career matches with 72 matches with double-figure kills and digs in her career.

Her play has been key in OSU’s 14-0 overall start and has guided Ohio State to first place (4-0) in the Big Ten Conference. The 14-0 mark is OSU’s best start in school history and is the third longest winning streak in the history of the program.

Ohio State continues league play this week with matches at Indiana Friday, Oct. 8 and at Purdue, Saturday, Oct. 9.