Minnesota and Penn State Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards
Oct. 9, 2017


Player of the Week
Haleigh Washington, Penn State
MB – Sr. – Colorado Spring, Co. – Doherty
• Averaged 3.9 kills and 1.9 blocks per set with a .531 hitting percentage to help No. 3 Penn State defeat Ohio State and Northwestern on the weekend
• Put down a career-high 20 kills on a hitting clip of .500, while adding eight blocks and two digs in the Nittany Lions’ five-set win over Ohio State
• Added 11 kills, seven blocks and three digs to hit .588 against Northwestern
• Earns her eighth career Player of the Week award
• Last Penn State Player of the Week: Haleigh Washington (Oct. 2, 2017)

Defensive Player of the Week
Molly Lohman, Minnesota
MB – Sr. – Mankato, Minn. – Mankato West
• Registered 17 blocks, nine kills, four digs and two service aces on the weekend to help the sixth-ranked Gophers defeat a pair of top-25 ranked conference opponents
• Posted a match-high seven blocks in the Gophers’ five-set victory over No. 7 Wisconsin
• Posted 10 blocks, five kills and three digs on 10 attempts to hit .400 against No. 22 Michigan
• Collects her third career Defensive Player of the Week accolade and second this season
• Last Minnesota Defensive Player of the Week: Molly Lohman (Sept. 25, 2017)

Setter of the Week
Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Minnesota
S – Jr. – Minnetonka, Minn. – Hopkins
• Posted 96 set assists to average 12.0 per set in guiding No. 6 Minnesota to wins over No. 7 Wisconsin and No. 22 Michigan
• Added a season-best 62 assists along with 12 digs, and a block assist in the Gophers’ five-set win over No. 7 Wisconsin
• Registered 34 assists and seven digs to help the Gophers hit .354 in their straight-set victory over No. 22 Michigan
• Receives her ninth career Setter of the Week citation and third of the season
• Last Minnesota Setter of the Week: Samantha Seliger-Swenson (Sept. 18, 2017)

Freshman of the Week
Jasmyn Martin, Minnesota
OH – Brooklyn Park, Minn. – Hopkins
• Averaged 3.4 kills per set with a .328 hitting percentage as No. 6 Minnesota went 2-0 in Big Ten action on the weekend
• Posted a career-high 17 kills in the Gophers’ five-set win over No. 7 Wisconsin
• Registered 10 kills and hit .400 in the straight-set victory at No. 22 Michigan
• Garners her first Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Stephanie Samedy (Sept. 18, 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

Oct. 2
P: Haleigh Washington, Sr., PSU
D: Claire Kieffer-Wright, Sr., MICH
S: Ashley Evans, Sr., PUR
F: Dana Rettke, WIS

Oct. 9
P: Haleigh Washington, Sr., PSU
D: Molly Lohman, Sr., MINN
S: Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Jr., MINN
F: Jasmyn Martin, MINN