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Michigan State’s Kabengele, Ohio State’s Murr and Purdue’s Bush and Cleveland earn weekly honors
Player of the Week
Grace Cleveland, Purdue
OH – So. – Bloomington, Ill. – Normal Community
Led the Boilermakers to a 4-0 weekend, that saw Purdue out hit their opponents .322 percent to .171 percent on 214 kills to 171 kills
Averaged 3.9 kills per set and a .344 hitting percentage, recording 15 kills in No. 21 Purdue’s defeat of No. 16 Kentucky and a career-best 25 kills against Eastern Michigan
Also posted 19 digs, averaging 1.3 per set and 16 total blocks
Garners her first career Player of the Week decoration
Last Purdue Player of the Week: Sherridan Atkinson (Oct. 29, 2018)
Defensive Player and Co-Freshman of the Week
Kylie Murr, Ohio State
DS – Fr. – Yorktown, Ind. – Yorktown
Helped Ohio State claim the Buckeye Invitational title finishing 3-0 over the weekend averaging 5.36 digs per set
Finished the weekend with a .969 reception percentage marking only two errors on 64 attempts
Named to the All-Tournament team and honored as tournament MVP
Collects her first career Defensive Player and Freshman of the Week accolade
Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Hannah Gruensfelder (Sept. 10, 2018)
Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Hannah Gruensfelder (Sept. 11, 2017)
Setter of the Week
Hayley Bush, Purdue
S – So. – Union, Ky. – Ryle
Guided No. 21 Purdue to a 4-0 weekend registering 167 assists, averaging 11.13 helpers per set
Tallied 50+ assist performances and double-doubles in Purdue’s wins over No. 16 Kentucky and Eastern Michigan
Directed the Boilermakers to three matches with a .304 or better hitting percentage, including a season-best .548 performance against Texas A&M – Corpus Christi
Receives her first career Setter of the Week award
Last Purdue Setter of the Week: Ashley Evans (Nov. 27, 2017)
Co-Freshman of the Week
Biamba Kabengele, Michigan State
OH – Burlington, Ontario – Corpus Christi Catholic
Averaged 3.64 kills per set hitting .333 percent for the Spartans over the weekend
Named to the All-Tournament team after establishing a new career-best with 18 kills against IUPUI and 15 kills against Auburn
Receives her first career Freshman of the Week honor
Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Alyssa Garvelink (Dec. 1, 2014)