Michigan and Minnesota Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

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Michigan’s Skjodt, Lerg and Welsh and Minnesota’s Seliger-Swenson and Rollins earn weekly honors

Player of the Week

Carly Skjodt, Michigan

OH – Sr. – Indianapolis, Ind. – Carmel

Led Michigan with 40 kills and a .364 hitting percentage helping the Wolverines to wins against No. 14 Purdue and Indiana

Marked 11 kills and no errors in a sweep of No. 14 Purdue

Posted a career-best 29 kills a win against Indiana

Earns her third career Player of the Week honor

Last Michigan Player of the Week: Carly Skjodt (Nov. 20, 2017)

Defensive Player of the Week

Jenna Lerg, Michigan

L – Sr. – Farmington Hills, Mich. – Mercy

Averaged 5.21 digs per set helping Michigan to wins against No. 14 Purdue and Indiana

Aided the Wolverines to a .435 hitting percentage against the Boilermakers in a 3-0 sweep

Recorded her fifth 20-dig effort of the season with 25 digs in a five-set win over Indiana

Collects her fourth career Defensive Player of the Week accolade

Last Michigan Defensive Player of the Week: Jenna Lerg (Aug. 27, 2018)

Co-Setters of the Week

Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Minnesota

S – Sr. – Minnetonka, Minn. – Hopkins

Led No. 5 Minnesota to wins against Northwestern and No. 3 Nebraska averaging 10.71 assists per set and helped the Gophers to a .335 hitting clip for the weekend

Against Northwestern, tallied 30 assists in three sets, added three aces and six digs while helping Minnesota to hit .390 as a team

Against the Huskers, the senior had 45 assists and earned a double-double with 14 digs on the road in Lincoln

Grabs her 14th career Setter of the Week award

Last Minnesota Setter of the Week: Samantha Seliger-Swenson (Oct. 1, 2018)

MacKenzi Welsh, Michigan

S – Jr. – Bolingbrook, Ill. – Plainfield East

Guided Michigan to a season-best team hitting percentage of .435 in a 3-0 win against No. 14 Purdue on Friday

Tied her season-high with 60 assists and posted her sixth double-double with 16 digs in a 3-2 victory against Indiana on Saturday

Averaged 12.38 assists per set while hitting a .500 average for the weekend

Receives her second career Setter of the Week award

Last Michigan Setter of the Week: MacKenzi Welsh (Aug. 27, 2018)

Freshman of the Week

Adanna Rollins, Minnesota

OH – Carrollton, Texas – Hebron

Averaged 3.40 kills per set and tied a team-best 24 kills with 75 attempts for the week

Also added 16 digs and five blocks over two matches

Against No. 3 Nebraska, marked a match-best 17 kills along with four blocks and nine digs

Accepts her second career Freshman of the Week honor

Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Adanna Rollins (Sept. 24, 2018)

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