Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards
Sept. 25, 2017


Player of the Week
Annika Albrecht, Nebraska
OH - Sr. - North Aurora, Ill. - Home Schooled
• Averaged 5.2 kills and 1.7 digs per set for a .379 hitting percentage to help No. 14 Nebraska open Big Ten play with a 2-0 record
• Led the Huskers to a sweep at No. 2 Penn State with a career-high 19 kills on .400 hitting to go with six digs and four blocks
• Recorded 12 kills, four digs and a block in the victory at Rutgers
• The Academic All-Big Ten Honoree earns her first career Player of the Week award
• Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Amber Rolfzen (Oct. 24, 2016)

Co-Defensive Players of the Week
Autumn Bailey, Michigan State
OH – Sr. - Georgetown, Ontario - Assumption Catholic Secondary
• Averaged 4.75 digs and 3.75 kills to pace Michigan State to back-to-back road victories against top-five opponents for the first time in school history
• Recorded a career-best 25 digs and added 16 kills for her first double-double of the season against No. 5 Wisconsin
• Registered 14 kills and 13 digs for her second career double-double in the Spartans’ straight-set victory at top-ranked Minnesota
• Collects her first career Defensive Player of the Week accolade
• Last Michigan State Defensive Player of the Week: Alyssa Garvelink (Nov. 7, 2016)

Molly Lohman, Minnesota
MB - Sr. - Mankato, Minn. - Mankato West
• Averaged 2.9 blocks and 2.3 kills per set to help the top-ranked Gophers split the opening weekend of conference action
• Posted a program-record 15 blocks, along with 10 kills and zero errors for a .526 hitting percentage in the Gophers’ victory over No. 20 Michigan
• Posted five blocks and six kills on 12 attempts to hit .417 against Michigan State
• Collects her second career Defensive Player of the Week accolade and first this season
• Last Minnesota Defensive Player of the Week: Molly Lohman (Oct. 31, 2016)

Setter of the Week
Kelly Hunter, Nebraska
S - Sr. - Papillion, Neb. - Papillion-La Vista South
• Posted 74 set assists to average 12.3 per set with a .615 hitting percentage in guiding No. 14 Nebraska to straight-set wins over No. 2 Penn State and Rutgers
• Registered 39 set assists, nine digs, six kills and a block to help the Huskers defeat conference-foe Penn State in straight sets
• Led the Huskers to a .347 hitting percentage at Penn State and a .376 hitting clip at Rutgers
• The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree receives her seventh career Setter of the Week citation and second of the season
• Last Nebraska Setter of the Week: Kelly Hunter (Sept. 11, 2017)

Freshman of the Week
Dana Rettke, Wisconsin
MB – Fr. – Riverside, Ill. – Riverside-Brookfield
• Averaged 3.4 kills and 1.8 blocks per set with a .367 hitting percentage as No. 5 Wisconsin went 1-1 in Big Ten action on the weekend
• Recorded a career-high 19 kills against Michigan State
• Registered a career-high five service aces and five blocks to lead the Badgers past No. 20 Michigan
• Garners her third Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Dana Rettke (Sept. 11, 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

Sept. 11
P: Ali Frantti, Sr., PSU
D: Tionna Williams, Jr., WIS
S: Kelly Hunter, Sr., NEB
F: Hannah Gruensfelder, OSU
F: Dana Rettke, WIS

Sept. 18
P: Carly Skjodt, Jr., MICH
P: Simone Lee, Sr., PSU
D: Brandi Donnelly, Sr., ILL
S: Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Jr., MINN
F: Gabrielle Orr, IOWA
F: Stephanie Samedy, MINN

Sept. 25
P: Annika Albrecht, Sr., NEB
D: Autumn Bailey, Sr., MSU
D: Molly Lohman, Sr., MINN
S: Kelly Hunter, Sr., NEB
F: Dana Rettke, WIS