Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards
Sept. 5, 2017


Player of the Week
Haleigh Washington, Penn State
MB - Sr. - Colorado Springs, Co. - Doherty
• Averaged 2.40 kills and 1.40 blocks per set with a .500 hitting percentage to help No. 5 Penn State defeat top-ranked Stanford and Texas A&M in College Station, Texas
• Recorded 10 kills on 16 attempts without committing a single error, for a hitting percentage of .625 to snap top-ranked Stanford's 13-match win streak
• Added 12 kills, six blocks and hit .417 in the five-set win over Texas A&M
• Earns her sixth career Player of the Week award
• Last Penn State Player of the Week: Simone Lee (Oct. 10, 2016)

Defensive Player of the Week
Briana Holman, Nebraska
MB - Sr. - DeSoto, Texas - Cedar Hill
• Averaged 2.8 kills and 2.0 blocks per set with a .525 hitting percentage last weekend to pace Nebraska to the team title at the Ameritas Players Challenge
• Named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, highlighted by 25 kills with a .525 hitting percentage to go with 18 blocks
• The 2016 Academic All-Big Ten honoree collects her first career Defensive Player of the Week accolade
• Last Nebraska Defensive Player of the Week: Amber Rolfzen (Nov. 7, 2016)

Setter of the Week
Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Minnesota
S - Jr. - Minnetonka, Minn. - Hopkins
• Posted 126 set assists to average 14.0 per set with an .667 hitting percentage in guiding No. 2 Minnesota to straight-set wins at home over West Virginia, USTA and Tennessee
• Piloted a Gophers' offense that hit a season-best .396 against the Volunteers, adding a season-best 49 assists along with three kills, seven digs and two block assists
• Named to the All-Tournament Team
• Receives her seventh career Setter of the Week citation
• Last Minnesota Setter of the Week: Samantha Seliger-Swenson (Oct. 3, 2016)

Freshman of the Week
Sydney Hilley, Wisconsin
S - Brooklyn Park, Minn. - Champlin
• Registered 116 set assists to average 12.89 per set, helping No. 6 Wisconsin post 3-0 wins over Syracuse, Arkansas and Kansas State
• Posted a career-high four service aces against Syracuse, averaging 0.44 aces per set
• Added 2.00 digs and 0.67 blocks per set across the three matches
• Was error-free in hitting on the weekend, including a perfect three kills in as many attempts against Kansas State
• Ran the Badger offense that hit .433 on the weekend
• Receives her second career Setter of the Week award
• Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Dana Rettke (Aug. 28, 2017)

2017 Big Ten Players of the Week
Aug. 28
P: Stephanie Samedy, Fr., MINN
P: Dana Rettke, Fr., WIS
D: Ali Bastianelli, Jr., ILL
S: Sydney Hilley, Fr., WIS
F: Stephanie Samedy, MINN
F: Dana Rettke, WIS

Sept. 5
P: Haleigh Washington, Sr., PSU
D: Briana Holman, Sr., NEB
S: Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Jr., MINN
F: Sydney Hilley, WIS