Iowa and Minnesota Earn Weekly Volleyball Honors
Sept. 18, 2006
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Meister was named the Most Valuable Player for the second-straight tournament, after hitting .385 for the weekend at the College of Charleston Invitational. The Hawkeye senior had her best match of the weekend against Eastern Michigan when she posted 21 kills, a career high seven digs and hit at a .528 clip. She was also instrumental in helping the Hawkeyes fill in for leading hitter Catherine Smale who sat out due to injury. Iowa is off to an 11-1 start, which matches the best start for the Hawkeyes since 1986.
This is Meister's first career Player of the Week award.
Last IOWA POW: Fabiana de Abreu (10/23/00)
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Peniata was named the Diet Coke Classic Tournament Most Valuable Player this past weekend after averaging 6.92 digs per game in her first four matches back for the Golden Gophers. In addition, The Minnesota senior tallied marks of 0.85 assists and 0.31 service aces per game. Most notably, in the Northern Iowa match, Peniata became only the second player in school history to record 40 digs in a match. Her 41 digs were the most by a Golden Gopher in a four-game match in school history and was also the first time a player had 40 or more digs since Dec. 10, 2004, when Paula Gentil had 41 in the NCAA Regional Semifinal against Georgia Tech.
This is Peniata's first career Player of the Week award.
Last MINN POW: Paula Gentil (11/7/05)