Illinois, Minnesota and Purdue Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

Illinois’ Poulter, Minnesota’s McGraw and Seliger-Swenson and Purdue’s Atkinson earn weekly honors

Player of the Week

Sherridan Atkinson, Purdue

OH – Sr. – Long Beach, Calif. – Millikan

• Averaged 4.89 kills per set on a .448 hitting percentage in wins on the road against Rutgers and No. 4 Penn State

• Posted a career-best 32 kills on a .536 hitting clip against No. 4 Penn State

• Marked the first Boilermaker to hit 30+ kills since 2014

• Earns her third career Player of the Week honor and second of the season

• Last Purdue Player of the Week: Sherridan Atkinson (Aug. 27, 2018)

Defensive Player of the Week

Morgan O’Brien, Illinois

L – So. – Libertyville, Ill. – Libertyville

• Averaged 6.3 digs per set against Maryland and No. 9 Nebraska

• Tallied 32 digs against the Huskers to help No. 6 Illinois defeat Nebraska for the first time since 2014

• The sophomore also added seven assists and two service aces in the two wins

• Collects her first career Defensive Player of the Week accolade

• Last Illinois Defensive Player of the Week: Brandi Donnelly (Nov. 20, 2017)

Co-Setter of the Week

Jordyn Poulter, Illinois

S – Sr. – Aurora, Colo. – Eaglecrest

• Led No. 6 Illinois to wins against Maryland and No. 9 Nebraska

• Averaged 12.6 assists per set over the weekend, while also adding 25 total digs for 3.6 per set

• Registered her 34th career double-double and 11th of the season with 49 assists and a season-high 18 digs along with three blocks and three kills in a four-set win over the Huskers

• Receives her eighth career Setter of the Week award and the fifth of the season

• Last Illinois Setter of the Week: Jordyn Poulter (Oct. 22, 2018)

Co-Setter of the Week

Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Minnesota

S – Sr. – Minnetonka, Minn. – Hopkins

• Led No. 3 Minnesota to a pair of wins over Michigan State and No. 12 Michigan averaging 13.17 assists per set helping the Gophers hit .338 as a team and tallied 79 of the team’s 87 assists for the weekend

• Against the Spartans, helped Minnesota hit .311 percent and had 39 assists and contributed two aces

• Versus the Wolverines, Seliger-Swenson aided Minnesota to a .364 hitting clip and marked 40 assists to complete the double-double with 10 digs

• Grabs her 17th career Setter of the Week award and sixth of the season

• Last Minnesota Setter of the Week: Samantha Seliger-Swenson (Oct. 22, 2018)

Freshman of the Week

CC McGraw, Minnesota

L – Prior Lake, Minn. – Prior Lake

•  Averaged 6.50 digs per set and helped No. 3 Minnesota to a .338 hitting clip in a pair of road wins at Michigan State and No. 12 Michigan

• Marked a match-best 15 digs against the Spartans

• Versus the Wolverines, tallied a career-best 24 dig performance, also a match-best, and added four assists and a kill

• Receives her second career Freshman of the Week honor

• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Adanna Rollins (Oct. 22, 2018)

2018 Big Ten Players of the Week

Aug. 27

P: Lauren Witte, So., OSU

P: Sherridan Atkinson, Sr., PUR

D: Jenna Lerg, Sr., MICH

S: MacKenzi Welsh, Jr., MICH

F: Kiara McNulty, NU

Sept. 4

P: Grace Loberg, So., WIS

D: Brooke Peters, Sr., PUR

S: Jordyn Poulter, Sr., ILL

S: Sydney Hilley, So., WIS

F: Inna Balyko, RU

Sept. 10

P: Megan Cooney, So., ILL

P: Mikaela Foecke, Sr., NEB

D: Hannah Gruensfelder, So., OSU

S: Jordyn Poulter, Sr., ILL

F: Kaitlyn Hord, PSU

Sept. 17

P: Jacqueline Quade, Jr., ILL

D: Callie Schwarzenbach, Fr., NEB

S: Jordyn Poulter, Sr., ILL

F: Jonni Parker, PSU

Sept. 24

P: Stephanie Samedy, So., MINN

P: Mikaela Foecke, Sr., NEB

D: Allegra Rivas, Fr., MD

S: Samantha Seliger- Swenson, Sr., MINN

F: Nicklin Hames, NEB

F: Adanna Rollins, MINN

Oct. 1

P: Alexis Hart, Jr., MINN

P: Lauren Stivrins, So., NEB

D: Kendall White, Jr., PSU

S: Samantha Seliger- Swenson, Sr., MINN

F: Serena Gray, PSU

Oct. 8

P: Carly Skjodt, Sr., MICH

D: Jenna Lerg, Sr., MICH

S: MacKenzie Welsh, Jr., MICH

S: Samantha Seliger- Swenson, Sr., MINN

F: Adanna Rollins, MINN

Oct. 15

P: Carly Skjodt, Sr., MICH

D: Tiffany Clark, Jr., WIS

S: Samantha Seliger- Swenson, Sr., MINN

F: CC McGraw, MINN

F: Jonni Parker, PSU

Oct. 22

P: Dana Rettke, So., WIS

D: Allegra Rivas, Fr., MD

S: Jordyn Poulter, Sr., ILL

S: Samantha Seliger- Swenson, Sr., MINN

F: Adanna Rollins, MINN

Oct. 29

P: Sherridan Atkinson, Sr., PUR

D: Morgan O’Brien, So., ILL

S: Jordyn Poulter, Sr., ILL

S: Samantha Seliger- Swenson, Sr., MINN

F: CC McGraw, MINN