Sept. 23, 1997
Jasmina Marinkovic Named AVCA Player of the Week
Jasmina Marinkovic, Jr., 6-0, MB (Uzice, Serbia)
Jasmina Marinkovic, a 6-0 middle blocker for No. 7 University of Southern California (9-0), is the AVCA Division I National Player of the Week after leading the Trojans to a pair of Pac-10 victories. For the week, she hit an amazing .767 with 23 kills and nine blocks. She averaged 3.8 kills and 1.50 blocks per game in six games played. USC defeated Arizona State (15-4, 15-3, 15-4), behind 13 kills, five blocks and a .765 hitting percentage from Marinkovic. Against No. 15 Arizona, she had 10 kills, four blocks and a .769 hitting percentage in allowing the Wildcats to score just eight points. For the season, Marinkovic is leading the country with a .562 hitting percentage while averaging 4.26 kills and 1.37 blocks.