BYU opposite Gabi Garcia Fernandez was named the Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Freshman of the Week, the organization announced Monday.
Fernandez helped BYU men’s volleyball come back from a loss on Friday to sweep UC Santa Barbara in the second match of the series on Saturday.
In the loss, Fernandez had a match-high 12 kills to go with five digs (one shy of the match high) and two blocks (one shy of the team high).
Then, in the win, he had a career-high 18 kills (in a three-set match) while hitting at a career-high .517 clip. He also added eight digs in the sweep, second-most in the match.
The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Freshman of the Week is presented each week during the regular season to the NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball freshman who had the most outstanding performance.
This is the second time this season that Fernandez has been named Off the Block’s National Freshman of the Week.
Royce Hinton is the men's and women's volleyball sports information director for BYU Athletic Communications.