Akokwe Clement (all-MW) and Taylor Parker (all-MW, honorable mention) were all-conference honorees.
The junior hit .524 for the week, leading the Falcons to a pair of victories over San Jose State and Nevada.
Parker is the first Air Force player to earn the Mountain West's weekly award since 2010.
Parker accounted for a league-leading .722 average in the Falcons' win over Boise State.
JUNIOR YEAR | 2014: Earned all-conference (honorable mention) honors...became the first Air Force player since 2010 to be named the Mountain West Player of the Week...saw action in 113 sets...was in the starting rotation for 30 matches...led the team with 87 blocks...that tally is tied for seventh on the program’s DI single-season list...accounted for 12 solo blocks, including a career-best three stops at San Diego State...also posted multiple solo blocks at New Mexico...registered 75 assisted blocks, which is the second-best single-season total in Air Force DI history...accounted for a team-leading, career-best eight assisted stops in the home finale with Fresno State...moved into ninth on the program’s DI career list for assisted blocks (145) and total blocks (164)...led the team in hitting with a .301 average...recorded a season-best .571 average against San Jose State, accounting for 13 kills on 21 attempts with just one error...posted a hitting percentage of at least .400 in 11 total matches, including six contests that went over .500...collected 227 kills...recorded a career-best 14 kills against Nevada...tallied (then) career-best 13 kills one match earlier against San Jose State...earned MW Player of the Week and Air Force Athlete of the Week honors following those two matches...led the team in kills during three contests...added 29 digs and four assists...recorded a career-best four digs against Rutgers.
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2013: Played in 45 sets...started 12 of the final 13 matches...tied for the Mountain West lead in single-match hitting, following a .722 performance during the Falcons’ victory over Boise State...connected on 13 of 18 kills (no errors) during that match...equaled career-best marks in kills (13), solo blocks (one) and points (15.5), as well as season-high marks in assisted blocks (three) and total blocks (four), during that match...named the Air Force Athlete of the Week following that match...also hit over .500 against San Jose State (.571, 8k-0e-14a) and at Fresno State (.545, 6k-0e-11a)...recorded a .320 hitting percentage for the season, tallying 66 kills (17 errors) on 153 attempts...ranked ninth in the conference in MW-only hitting with a .324 average...accounted for 15 total blocks, including two solo and 13 assisted stops...added five digs and six assists.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2012: Played in 70 sets…was in the starting rotation for 19 matches…one of three freshmen to open the season in the starting lineup…ranked second on the team with 62 total blocks (five solo, 57 assisted)…recorded first solo block in debut at Rice…added individual blocks against Army, Fresno State, San Diego State and Nevada (one each)…tallied a career-best six assisted blocks during three meets (Army, Fresno State, New Mexico)…recorded 95 kills, highlighted by a career-best 13 against Nevada…also recorded a personal-best .417 hitting percentage (13k-3e-24a) during that match…hit over .200 for the season (.206)…also accounted for 18 assists and 13 digs…tallied a career-best four helpers against Denver and a personal-best three digs against Nevada.
HIGH SCHOOL | CLUB TEAM: Bozeman High School…coached by Katie Lazlovich…lettered two years in volleyball…first-team all-state selection as a junior and senior…also claimed first-team all-conference honors both years…member of teams that finished second as a junior and fourth as a senior…lettered two years of basketball…two-time first-team all-conference and all-state selection…member of the team that won the state championship as a junior…played on the team that finished third as a senior…lettered three years in softball…competed at the club level for the Montana Maniacs…coached by Laura Viren.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Johnny and Teresa Parker...nickname is “Tay”…has one younger sister, Jordan, and one younger brother, Jacob…majoring in behavioral science...served as Assistant Flight Commander and Element Leader…played on the women’s basketball team as a freshman, seeing action in 16 games (17 points, 12 rebounds, three blocks, two steals)…attended the Academy’s Prep School…named the prep school’s Athlete of the Year...loves camping with family…hobbies include playing pickup basketball and hanging out with friends...worked on the assault course during Basic Cadet Training over the summer...also assisted with Falcon Sports Camps and went camping with family…greatest personal moment in sports was winning the state basketball title as a junior…member of Cadet Squadron 10.