DURHAM, N.C. - Duke volleyball freshman Emily Sklar was named ACC Freshman of the Week after helping the Blue Devils open the 2012 season with a 3-0 record.
A 6-3 outside hitter from San Jose, Calif., Sklar began her collegiate career on a high note, leading the Blue Devils with 33 kills and.333 hitting, while also posting 28 digs as Duke swept all three of its opponents on the weekend.
In the season opener versus William & Mary, Sklar, who earned all-tournament team honors for her efforts, led all players with 14 kills and also chipped in with seven digs. The rookie added six kills and 10 digs against Fairfield, then concluded the weekend with a 13-kill, 11 dig performance versus 2011 Horizon League champion Milwaukee. Sklar played in every set for the weekend, averaging 3.67 kills and 3.11 digs per set to rank first and second on the team, respectively.
Duke will travel to Kentucky this week to take on Louisville, Samford and Marshall at the Louisville Invitational Friday through Saturday.