Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

Wisconsin's Mary Ording is the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.

Player of the Week
Katherine Harms, Minnesota
OPP - Sr. - Albertville, Minn. - St. Michael-Albertville

  • Guided No. 14 Minnesota to a 1-1 record on the road against No. 4 Texas
  • Hit .333 against the Longhorns, averaging 4.5 kills, 2.5 digs and 0.6 blocks per set
  • Notched a double-double in Thursday's 3-1 victory, tallying a match-high 24 kills with 13 digs
  • Reels in her first Player of the Week award
  • Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Ashley Wittman (Nov. 7, 2011)

Defensive Player of the Week
Mary Ording, Wisconsin
MB - Sr. - Carmel, Ind. - Cathedral

  • Helped Wisconsin to 3-0 victories against Drake, North Dakota State and Milwaukee to win the InnTowner Invitational
  • Recorded 13 blocks over the weekend, an average of 1.44 per set, including a match-high six blocks against the Bulldogs
  • Earns her first Defensive Player of the Week award
  • Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: Brittney Dolgner (Oct. 12, 2009)

Setter of the Week
Madalyn Shalter, Northwestern
S - Sr. - Ottawa, Ohio - Ottawa-Glandorf

  • Guided Northwestern to wins over Brown (3-0), Villanova (3-1) and Yale (3-1) to capture the Yale Invitational
  • Recorded two double-doubles over the weekend, including 54 assists and 16 digs against the Bulldogs
  • Averaged 12.6 assists, 3.4 digs and 0.3 blocks per set
  • Earns her first Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Northwestern Setter of the Week: N/A

Freshman of the Week
Meghan Haggerty, Nebraska
MB - Glen Ellyn, Ill. - Benet Academy

  • Hit .600 for the week, helping the Huskers to wins over Oklahoma (3-0) and No. 19 Kentucky (3-1) and the Ameritas Players Challenge title
  • Recorded an .818 hitting percentage against the Sooners, posting nine kills on 11 swings
  • Averaged 2.4 kills and 1.6 blocks per set
  • Earns her second consecutive Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last  Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Meghan Haggerty (Sept. 3, 2012)




2012 Big Ten Volleyball Players of the Week

Aug. 27
P: Lexi Erwin, Jr., MICH
    Lauren Cook, Sr., NEB
D: Katie Slay, Jr, PSU
S: Lauren Cook, Sr., NEB
F: Katie Gallagher, IND

Sept. 4
P: Micha Hancock, So., PSU
D: Kori Moster, So., MSU
    Tori Dixon, Jr., MINN
S: Micha Hancock, So., PSU
F: Meghan Haggerty, NEB

Sept. 10
P: Katherine Harms, Sr., MINN
D: Mary Ording, Sr., WIS
S: Madalyn Shalter, Sr., NU
F: Meghan Haggerty, NEB