Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

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Penn State’s Ali Frantti, Nebraska’s Kelly Hunter, Ohio State’s Hannah Gruensfelder and Wisconsin’s Dana Rettke and Tionna Williams earn weekly honors

Player of the Week

Ali Frantti, Penn State

OH – Sr. – Spring Grove, Ill. – Richmond Burton

Averaged 4.6 kills and 1.4 digs per set to help No. 3 Penn State defeat No. 4 Stanford and Colorado in the 2017 Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge

Recorded a season-high 20 kills, while adding five digs and a pair of blocks for a hitting percentage of .320 in the five-set victory over Stanford

Added 17 kills, six digs and hit .469 in the straight-set win over Colorado

Earns her first career Player of the Week award

Last Penn State Player of the Week: Haleigh Washington (Sept. 5, 2017)

Defensive Player of the Week

Tionna Williams, Wisconsin

MB – Jr. – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Concordia Lutheran

Averaged 3.0 kills and 2.8 blocks per set with a .500 hitting percentage to pace Wisconsin to the team title at the HotelRED Invitational

Named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player

Claimed a Wisconsin three-set single-match record with 11 blocks against Lipscomb

Collects her sixth career Defensive Player of the Week accolade and first this season

Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: Kelli Bates (Nov. 14, 2016)

Setter of the Week

Kelly Hunter, Nebraska

S – Sr. – Papillion, Neb. – Papillion-La Vista South

Posted 75 set assists to average 12.5 per set, guiding No. 12 Nebraska to a pair of victories over No. 11 UCLA

Registered her first double-double of the season with 31 assists and 14 digs in the Huskers’ sweep of UCLA on Saturday night

Averaged 2.7 digs per set on the weekend and led the team to a .301 hitting percentage

The two time Academic All-Big Ten honoree receives her seventh career Setter of the Week citation and first of the season

Last Nebraska Setter of the Week: Kelly Hunter (Nov. 7, 2016)

Co-Freshmen of the Week

Hannah Gruensfelder, Ohio State

L – Weldon Spring, Mo. – St. Joseph Academy

Recorded 54 digs, nine assists and handled 32 error-free service receptions to help Ohio State split the weekend against Notre Dame

Registered 38 digs at Notre Dame on Sunday, the most ever by a Buckeye in a four-set contest

Expanded her season average to 5.03 digs per set, which leads the Big Ten

Receives her first career Freshman of the Week award

Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Audra Appold (Nov. 23, 2015)

Dana Rettke, Wisconsin

MB – Fr. – Riverside, Ill. – Riverside-Brookfield

Averaged 4.2 kills and 1.5 blocks per set with a .512 hitting percentage as No. 6 Wisconsin posted sweeps over Lipscomb and Texas A&M to claim the HotelRED Invitational team title

Recorded 13 kills, 21 set assists and five blocks for a .571 hitting percentage against Lipscomb

Registered 12 kills, 22 set assists and four blocks to lead the Badgers past Texas A&M

Garners her second career Freshman of the Week honor

Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Sydney Hilley (Sept. 5, 2017)

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