Minnesota, Nebraska and Purdue Take Home Weekly Volleyball Awards

Purdue's KiKi Jones was tabbed Defensive Player of the Week.

Purdue's KiKi Jones was tabbed Defensive Player of the Week.

Oct. 28, 2013

Rosemont, Ill. -

Player of the Week
Ashley Wittman, Minnesota
OH – Sr. – Shakopee, Minn. – Shakopee

  • Averaged 5.6 digs and 4.4 kills per set in No. 7 Minnesota’s matches against No. 16 Wisconsin and Northwestern
  • Tallied double-doubles against the Badgers (18 kills, 16 digs) and the Wildcats (17 kills, 29 digs)
  • Her 29 digs in the 3-1 win over Northwestern were a career-high
  • Notched a .341 hitting percentage and added six assists and five blocks
  • Earned her eighth career Big Ten weekly award and second Player of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Tori Dixon (Sept. 2, 2013)

Defensive Player of the Week
KiKi Jones, Purdue
MB – Jr. – Fishers, Ind. – Hamilton Southeastern

  • Led No. 21 Purdue to wins over Indiana (3-0) and No. 17 Michigan (3-1)
  • Paced the Boilermakers at the net, averaging 1.6 blocks per set
  • Held the Hoosiers and Wolverines to a combined .177 team hitting percentage
  • Added 13 kills and six digs
  • Reeled in her sixth career Big Ten weekly award and third Defensive Player of the Week accolade
  • Last Purdue Defensive Player of the Week: Faye Adelaja (Sept. 16, 2013)

Setter of the Week
Mary Pollmiller, Nebraska
S – Jr. – Littleton, Colo. – Chatfield   

  • Helped No. 13 Nebraska to victories over Iowa (3-0) and No. 24 Ohio State (3-1)
  • Paced the Huskers offense, averaging 12.3 assists per set
  • Helped Nebraska to a .345 team hitting percentage
  • Recorded a double-double against the Buckeyes (53 assists, 11 digs)
  • Earned her second career Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Nebraska Setter of the Week: Mary Pollmiller (Sept. 30, 2013)  

 

 

Freshman of the Week
Kadie Rolfzen, Nebraska
OH – Papillion, Neb. – Papillion-La Vista South

  • Guided No. 13 Nebraska to wins over Iowa (3-0) and No. 24 Ohio State (3-1)
  • Posted a .449 hitting percentage
  • Totaled 27 kills and 21 digs, averaging 3.9 kills and 3 digs per set
  • Recorded the fifth double-double of her career against the Hawkeyes (12 digs, 11 kills)
  • Collected the first Big Ten weekly award of her career
  • Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Amber Rolfzen (Oct. 7, 2013)

2013 Big Ten Volleyball Players of the Week

Sept. 2          P:    Tori Dixon, Sr., MINN
                        D:    Bethany Yeager, Sr., IOWA
                        S:    Taylor Sherwin, Jr., OSU
                        F:    Maddie Mayers, ILL

Sept. 9          P:    Kaitlyn Leary, Sr., OSU
                        D:    Tori Dixon, Sr., MINN
                        S:    Lexi Dannemiller, Jr., MICH
                        F:    Abby Cole, MICH

 Sept. 16        P:    Lauren Wicinski, Sr., MSU
                        D:    Faye Adelaja, Fr., PUR
                        S:    Taylor Sherwin, Jr., OSU
                        F:    Amber Rolfzen, NEB
                               Faye Adelaja, PUR

Sept. 23        P:    Stephanie Holthus, Sr., NU
                        D:    Tori Dixon, Sr., MINN
                        S:    Caleigh Ryan, Fr., NU
                        F:    Caleigh Ryan, NU

Sept. 30        P:    Lauren Wicinski, Sr., MSU
                        D:    Ashley Wittman, Sr., MINN
                        S:    Mary Pollmiller, Jr., NEB
                        F:    Haleigh Nelson, WIS

Oct. 7            P:    Lauren Wicinski, Sr., MSU
                           Kelsey Robinson, Sr., NEB
                        D:    Meghan Haggerty, So., NEB
                        S:    Micha Hancock, Jr., PSU
                        F:    Amber Rolfzen, NEB

Oct. 14          P:    Katie Slay, Sr., PSU
                        D:    Tori Dixon, Sr., MINN
                        S:    Micha Hancock, Jr., PSU
                        F:    Caleigh Ryan, NU

Oct. 21          P:    Val Nichol, Jr., PUR
                        D:    Annemarie Hickey, Sr., WIS
                        S:    Lexi Dannemiller, Jr., MICH
                        F:    Hannah Tapp, MINN

Oct. 28          P:    Ashley Wittman, Sr., MINN
                        D:    KiKi Jones, Jr., PUR
                        S:    Mary Pollmiller, Jr., NEB
                        F:    Kadie Rolfzen, NEB

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