Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

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Penn State’s Simone Lee, Purdue’s Sherridan Atkinson and Ashley Evans, and Wisconsin’s Dana Rettke earn weekly honors

Player of the Week

Sherridan Atkinson, Purdue

OH – Jr. – Long Beach, Calif. – Millikan

Averaged 4.4 kills and 1.9 digs per set with a .364 hitting percentage, helping No. 21 Purdue earn a pair of top-10 conference victories

Registered 17 kills, eight digs and four blocks in the four-set victory over No. 5 Minnesota

Posted 14 kills, five blocks and five digs for a .480 hitting percentage in the Boilermakers’ straight-set victory over No. 10 Wisconsin

Earns her first career Player of the Week award

Last Purdue Player of the Week: Danielle Cuttino (Sept. 12, 2016)

Defensive Player of the Week

Simone Lee, Penn State

OH – Sr. – Menomonee Falls, Wis. – Menomonee

Averaged 4.3 kills and 4.7 digs per set and recorded back-to-back double-doubles to help top-ranked Penn State defeat Iowa and Maryland on the weekend

Recorded 16 kills, 15 digs, three blocks and was error-free on 20 reception attempts to help the team hit .350 in the straight-set win at Iowa

Posted 13 digs, 10 kills and two blocks to help the Nittany Lions sweep Maryland

Earns her third career Player of the Week award

Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Kendall White (Nov. 6, 2017)

Setter of the Week

Ashley Evans, Purdue

S – Sr. – Liberty Township, Ohio – Lakota East

Averaged 14.6 assists per set with a .300 hitting percentage in guiding No. 21 Purdue to a pair of top-10 conference wins

Registered 102 set assists, 18 digs, 10 kills and a block across two matches

Earned her ninth double-double of the season with 44 set assists and 10 digs in Purdue’s straight-set victory over No. 10 Wisconsin

The Academic All-Big Ten honoree receives her second career Setter of the Week citation

Last Purdue Setter of the Week: Ashley Evans (Oct. 2, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Dana Rettke, Wisconsin

MB – Riverside, Ill. – Riverside-Brookfield

Averaged 4.2 kills and 1.7 blocks per set with a .465 hitting percentage as No. 10 Wisconsin went 1-1 in Big Ten action on the weekend

Posted 14 kills, a match-high seven blocks and a service ace for a .571 hitting percentage in the Badgers’ straight-set victory at Indiana

Registered 11 kills, while adding three blocks and a pair of service aces at No. 21 Purdue

Garners her eighth Freshman of the Week honor – a Big Ten record

Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Dana Rettke (Oct. 30, 2017)

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