Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

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Illinois’ Brandi Donnelly, Michigan’s Carly Skjodt, and Wisconsin’s Sydney Hilley and Dana Rettke earn weekly honors
Player of the Week
Carly Skjodt, Michigan
OH – Jr. – Indianapolis, Ind. – Carmel
Averaged 4.7 kills and 4.0 digs per set with a .321 hitting percentage, helping the Wolverines earn their first back-to-back wins over top-25 opponents since 2015
Registered 17 kills, 12 digs and a service ace in the straight-set victory over No. 8 Michigan State
Posted 16 kills and 16 digs for her eighth double-double of the season in the Wolverines’ victory over No. 15 Purdue
Earns her second career Player of the Week award
Last Michigan Player of the Week: Carly Skjodt (Sept. 18, 2017)
Defensive Player of the Week
Brandi Donnelly, Illinois
L – Sr. – Williamsville, Ill. – Williamsville
Averaged 6.3 digs per set on the weekend to help Illinois go 1-1 on the weekend
Posted a match-high 18 digs and four assists against No. 12 Wisconsin
Recorded her first career double-double with a career-high 32 digs and 10 assists, helping the Illini hit .333 in their victory over No. 7 Minnesota
The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree collects her sixth career Defensive Player of the Week accolade and third of the season
Last Illinois Defensive Player of the Week: Brandi Donnelly (Nov. 8, 2017)
Setter of the Week
Sydney Hilley, Wisconsin
S – Fr. – Brooklyn Park, Minn. – Champlin
Averaged 12.7 assists and 2.1 digs per set in guiding No. 12 Wisconsin to a pair of conference wins
Registered her ninth double-double in Wisconsin’s win over Illinois, posting 57 set assists and 10 digs
Posted 32 assists, five digs and three blocks to set the Badgers to a .344 hitting percentage in their straight-set victory over Northwestern
Receives her second career Setter of the Week citation
Last Wisconsin Setter of the Week: Sydney Hilley (Aug. 28, 2017)
Freshman of the Week
Dana Rettke, Wisconsin
MB – Riverside, Ill. – Riverside-Brookfield
Averaged 3.9 kills and 1.9 blocks per set with a .561 hitting percentage as No. 12 Wisconsin went 2-0 in Big Ten action on the weekend
Registered 14 kills, three blocks and hit .522 in Wisconsin’s four-set victory at Illinois
Recorded her first career double-double, posting 13 kills and 10 blocks for a .611 hitting percentage in the Badgers’ straight-set victory at Northwestern
Garners her ninth Freshman of the Week honor – a Big Ten record
Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Dana Rettke (Nov. 13, 2017)

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