Jackson, Tenn. - 9/22/2003 - Gladys Wandera of Union University has been named the NAIA National Player of the Week. Also this week, Wandera received the TranSouth Conference Volleyball Player of the Week. Wandera, a junior from Kenya, helped Union to a 3-0 week with victories over Mid-Continent, Christian Brothers, and Lambuth. Union is 15-3 overall and 1-0 in the TranSouth.
Wandera, a transfer from Lee College in Texas, joined Union this fall and has made an immediate impact. On the season, she leads the team with 263 kills for a 4.6 kills per game average. Wandera also leads Union with 36 service aces and 76 blocks.
For the week, she averaged 4.62 kills, 3.00 digs and 1.38 blocks per game. While playing just two games in Union's victory at Lambuth, Wandera tallied 10 kills, four digs, three service aces and a block while hitting .353 in the match. The next time out, she hit a whopping .667 on the strength of 17 kills and just one attacking error in 24 swings to help Union top Christian Brothers. She also had six digs, seven blocks and a service ace in the match. The Lady Bulldogs finished an unbeaten week with a three-game win over Mid-Continent. In that match, Wandera had 10 kills without an error in 18 attack attempts, to go with 14 digs, three blocks and five service aces.
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