Nov. 8, 1999
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Junior Christi Girton (Muncie, Ind.) has been named BIG EAST Player of the Week for her strong performances in Notre Dame’s two matches last week.
Girton led the Irish in kills and in digs in the team’s wins over Illinois State and Syracuse. Against the Redbirds, Girton had 19 kills to go along with a season-best 14 digs. On Saturday afternoon versus the Orangewomen, the 6-3 outside hitter tallied 19 kills and 13 digs, for her third consecutive double-double. Girton also extended her streak of consecutive matches with at least 10 kills to six.
For the week, Girton averaged 5.43 kills per game on .439 hitting and 3.86 digs per game. She joins three-time winner senior Mary Leffers as the only Irish players so honored this season.
The Irish (16-6 overall, 9-0 in the BIG EAST) finish BIG EAST regular season play this weekend when they travel to Villanova (Nov. 13) and Georgetown (Nov. 14).