Parapunov named BWC Player of the Week for fifth time, ‘Bows remain No. 1

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For the sixth consecutive week, a University of Hawai’i men’s volleyball player was named the Big West Conference’s Player of the Week and for the fifth time the award went to junior opposite Rado Parapunov.
The Sofia, Bulgaria native averaged 5.71 kills per set, hitting .435 (40-10-69) in UH’s two-match series win over No. 3 UC Santa Barbara last week in Honolulu. Parapunov tallied 20 kills in both matches
In the opener, the junior hit .552 with just four errors in 29 attack attempts. He tallied 10 of his 20 kills in the second set and also recorded four aces and four digs. In the rematch, he hit .350 and added six digs and three blocks. 
For the week, Parapunov averaged 1.43 digs, 0.71 aces, and 0.57 blocks per set.
This marks Parapunov’s fifth Big West award this season and seventh of his career. On the year, he leads the nation in points per set (5.50) and ranks No. 3 in hitting percentage (.484) and kills per set (4.43), and No. 6 in aces per set (0.53).
Parapunov and the Warriors, who remained number-1 in the latest AVCA Coaches Poll, will close out the regular season with a two-match series at No. 2 Long Beach State, Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, Calif., which will determine the Big West’s regular season champion.

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