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Michigan, Minnesota, Penn State and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

Michigan’s Skjodt, Minnesota’s McGraw and Seliger-Swenson, Penn State’s Parker and Wisconsin’s Clark earn weekly honors

 

Player of the Week

Carly Skjodt, Michigan

OH – Sr. – Indianapolis, Ind. – Carmel

• Averaged 4.89 kills per set and hit for a .402 hitting percentage in wins against Ohio State and Maryland over the weekend

• Led No. 13 Michigan in kills against Ohio State (23) and Maryland (21), marking her second and third 20-kill efforts of the season

• Earned her fourth double-double of the season with 21 kills and 14 digs at Maryland

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

• Last Michigan Player of the Week: Carly Skjodt (Oct. 8, 2018)

Defensive Player of the Week

Tiffany Clark, Wisconsin

L – Jr. – Naperville, Ill. – Benet Academy

• Averaged 6.71 digs per set against Northwestern and No. 7 Illinois

• Aided the No. 8 Badgers to a .404 team hitting percentage against the Wildcats in a 3-0 sweep

• Recorded a career-high 26 digs versus the Illini

• Collects her first career Defensive Player of the Week accolade

• Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: Tionna Williams (Sept. 11, 2017)

Setter of the Week

Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Minnesota

S – Sr. – Minnetonka, Minn. – Hopkins

• Led No. 3 Minnesota to sweeps against No. 7 Illinois and Northwestern averaging 13.50 assists per set and helped the Gophers to a .307 hitting clip for the weekend

• Against the Illini, the senior recorded three aces and 41 assists as the Gophers hit .270

• Versus the Wildcats, produced 40 assists and an ace as the Gophers hit .345 and became the only setter in all NCAA divisions to hold over 5,000 career assists

• Grabs her 15th career Setter of the Week award and fourth of the season

• Last Minnesota Setter of the Week: Samantha Seliger-Swenson (Oct. 8, 2018)

Co-Freshman of the Week

CC McGraw, Minnesota

L – Prior Lake, Minn. – Prior Lake

•  Averaged 5.00 digs per set in a pair of wins over No. 7 Illinois and Northwestern

• Tied a match-best 14 digs against the Illini on Friday

• Versus Northwestern, added a match-best 16 digs

• Receives her first career Freshman of the Week honor

• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Adanna Rollins (Oct. 8, 2018)

Co-Freshman of the Week

Jonni Parker, Penn State

RS – Casstown, Ohio – Miami East

•  Helped No. 9 Penn State to victories against No. 17 Purdue and No. 5 Nebraska with 2.89 kills per set, 1.67 digs per set, 0.78 blocks and three aces

• Against Purdue, led all hitters with 18 kills on a .271 clip and added eight digs, three blocks, three service aces, and two assists

• Versus Nebraska, added eight kills and seven digs, and chipped in four blocks

• Receives her second career Freshman of the Week honor

• Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Serena Gray (Oct. 1, 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