Minnesota's Bowman and Wisconsin's Simpson Share Weekly Honors
Oct. 25, 2004
Kelly Bowman, Minnesota
Bowman earns her first Player of the Week honor after she posted a .556 hitting percentage, and averaged 9.00 assists per game in two wins at Indiana and Purdue last weekend. The sophomore setter also posted an average of 3.00 kills per game as well as 3.00 digs per game. Bowman narrowly missed two triple-doubles this past weekend as she recorded eight kills, 28 assists and 10 digs at Indiana and 10 kills, 26 digs and eight digs against Purdue. She also posted a .615 clip against the Boilermakers. Bowman has recorded five triple-doubles so far this season.
Jackie Simpson, Wisconsin
Simpson becomes the first Badger to claim Player of the Week honors since Morgan Shields on November 18, 2002. The freshman setter had a career-high 67 assists as the Badgers put up a season-high 80 kills in only four games (20 kills per game) in a 3-0 win at Michigan. She also had the second double-double of her career against Michigan State on Friday night with 38 assists and 10 digs. On the weekend, Simpson averaged an impressive 15.00 assists per game, as well as 0.57 kills, 0.86 blocks and 2.43 digs per game. The Badgers averaged 18.43 kills and hit .272 behind her setting. Simpson upped her season assist average to 12.48 per game, which is sixth best in the League.