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Provo • BYU middle attacker Futi Tavana has won the inaugural Off-the-Block Blocker of the Year award, which is given to the nation's best front-row defensive men's volleyball player during the regular season.
Tavana leads the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and is second in the nation with a 1.50 blocks per game average. The junior also has a nation-best 160 total blocks this season. Tavana was a 2010 All-American after switching positions from outside attacker to middle attacker before the start of the season.
Off the Block is a website that launched in January and solely focuses on college men's volleyball news and analysis.