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Minnesota, Nebraska and Purdue Take Home Weekly Volleyball Awards

October 29, 2013

Player of the Week

Ashley Wittman, Minnesota

OH - Sr. - Shakopee, Minn. - Shakopee

*         Averaged 5.6 digs and 4.4 kills per set in No. 7 Minnesota's matches
against No. 16 Wisconsin and Northwestern

*         Tallied double-doubles against the Badgers (18 kills, 16 digs) and the
Wildcats (17 kills, 29 digs)

*         Her 29 digs in the 3-1 win over Northwestern were a career-high

*         Notched a .341 hitting percentage and added six assists and five blocks

*         Earned her eighth career Big Ten weekly award and second Player of the
Week honor

*         Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Tori Dixon (Sept. 2, 2013)

Defensive Player of the Week

KiKi Jones, Purdue

MB - Jr. - Fishers, Ind. - Hamilton Southeastern

*         Led No. 21 Purdue to wins over Indiana (3-0) and No. 17 Michigan (3-1)

*         Paced the Boilermakers at the net, averaging 1.6 blocks per set

*         Held the Hoosiers and Wolverines to a combined .177 team hitting percentage

*         Added 13 kills and six digs

*         Reeled in her sixth career Big Ten weekly award and third Defensive Player
of the Week accolade

*         Last Purdue Defensive Player of the Week: Faye Adelaja (Sept. 16, 2013)

Setter of the Week

Mary Pollmiller, Nebraska

S - Jr. - Littleton, Colo. - Chatfield

*         Helped No. 13 Nebraska to victories over Iowa (3-0) and No. 24 Ohio State

*         Paced the Huskers offense, averaging 12.3 assists per set

*         Helped Nebraska to a .345 team hitting percentage

*         Recorded a double-double against the Buckeyes (53 assists, 11 digs)

*         Earned her second career Big Ten weekly award

*         Last Nebraska Setter of the Week: Mary Pollmiller (Sept. 30, 2013)

Freshman of the Week

Kadie Rolfzen, Nebraska

OH - Papillion, Neb. - Papillion-La Vista South

*         Guided No. 13 Nebraska to wins over Iowa (3-0) and No. 24 Ohio State (3-1)

*         Posted a .449 hitting percentage

*         Totaled 27 kills and 21 digs, averaging 3.9 kills and 3 digs per set

*         Recorded the fifth double-double of her career against the Hawkeyes (12
digs, 11 kills)

*         Collected the first Big Ten weekly award of her career

*         Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Amber Rolfzen (Oct. 7, 2013)

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