IWU’s Rodgers Voted NAIA National Defender of the Week

by | Sep 27, 2017 | RRSN News | 0 comments

MARION, Ind. – The NAIA national office announced on Tuesday that Indiana Wesleyan University senior libero Banner Rodgers is the NAIA Volleyball National Defender of the Week.

Rodgers averaged 6.50 digs per sets in a pair of Crossroads League victories. On Friday, Indiana Wesleyan upset No. 25 Marian (Ind.) 3-2 and followed with a 3-0 win vs. Grace (Ind.). IWU is now 14-3 this season with an 8-1 Crossroads League mark.

The Carrollton, Texas product equaled a career-high with 32 digs in the five set victory over Marian (Ind.) in addition to five assists and two aces. The next afternoon she contributed 20 digs in the three set win against Grace.

On the season, Rodgers leads the Wildcats with 3.92 digs per set as a defensive specialist and libero.

Indiana Wesleyan is back in action on Wednesday at Taylor (Ind.). The IWU-TU Rivalry Match presented by Marion General Hospital begins at 7 p.m. in Upland, Indiana.

Related Content

Dec 06 2023

Indiana high school football players winning both on the gridiron and the classroom

By Paul Condry and Matt Kopsea Jake Tippmann has had plenty of things to be thankful for in 2023. Not only did the Fort Wayne Snider linebacker help the Panthers...
Dec 05 2023


Things were a little above average the second time around as I went 21-7 (78 percent) last week. My overall record is 34-11, which leaves me at 76 percent for the...
Dec 04 2023


SENSATIONAL SEVEN Riley (4-0): Ayden Kent scored 16 points as the Wildcats are 4-0 for the first time since the 2020-21 season with an 80-70 win over Merrillville. Penn...
Dec 03 2023

No.2 Indiana Wesleyan WBB roll past Bethel

MARION, Ind. --- Bethel University Women's Basketball team (2-7, 0-3) couldn't upset the #3 Indiana Wesleyan University Wildcats (7-1, 3-0) on the road and fell 92-56....
Dec 03 2023

Early Hot Shooting Helps Bruins Top Beacons

Early Hot Shooting Helps Bruins Top Beacons Belmont started the game red hot from 3-point territory, hitting three 3-pointers over the game’s first 90 seconds to jump...