Michigan, Penn State and Purdue Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

Penn State's Micha Hancock reels in her third Setter of the Week honor this season.

Oct. 1, 2012

Player of the Week
Ariel Turner, Purdue
OH – Sr. – Highland Ranch, Colo. – Mountain Vista

  • Led No. 13 Purdue to wins over No. 21 Illinois (3-2) and Northwestern (3-1)
  • Averaged 4.9 kills on .288 hitting, 2.9 digs and 0.4 blocks per set
  • Notched a double-double against the Wildcats, posting 19 kills and 17 digs
  • Moved into fourth place all-time in kills at Purdue with 1,577
  • Reels in the sixth Player of the Week honor of her career and eighth award overall
  • Last Purdue Player of the Week: Ariel Turner (Nov. 28, 2011)

Defensive Player and Freshman of the Week
Tiffany Morales, Michigan
LIB – Fr. – Redondo Beach, Calif. – Redondo Union

  • Averaged 6.9 digs per set and handled 48 service receptions without an error in road contests against No. 6 Nebraska and Iowa
  • Posted 25 digs against the Hawkeyes and 23 against the Huskers
  • Helped Michigan to a 3-0 win against Iowa before falling to No. 6 Nebraska (3-1)
  • Earns her first Big Ten weekly awards
  • Last Michigan Defensive Player of the Week: Lexi Zimmerman (Sept. 27, 2010)
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Lexi Dannemiller (Nov. 14, 2011)

Setter of the Week
Micha Hancock, Penn State
S – So. – Edmond, Okla. – Edmond Memorial

  • Averaged 13.5 assists and 2.5 digs per set in 3-0 road wins over No. 10 Minnesota and Wisconsin
  • Paced the top-ranked Nittany Lions to a .386 hitting percentage for the weekend, including a .404 clip against the Golden Gophers
  • Dished out 46 assists against Wisconsin and 35 against Minnesota
  • Reels in her third Setter of the Week honor this season and fourth award overall
  • Last Penn State Setter of the Week: Micha Hancock (Sept. 24, 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

Sept. 17
P: Jocelynn Birks, Fr., ILL
D: Alexis Mathews, Jr., MSU
S: Madalyn Shalter, Sr., NU
F: Jocelynn Birks, ILL

Sept. 24
P: Katherine Harms, Sr., MINN
D: Carly Cramer, Jr., PUR
S: Alexandra Palmer, Jr., MINN
    Micha Hancock, So., PSU
F: Annie Drews, PUR

Oct. 1
P: Ariel Turner, Sr., PUR
D: Tiffany Morales, Fr., MICH
S: Micha Hancock, So., PSU
F: Tiffany Morales, MICH