Nov. 19, 2007
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Alisha Glass, Penn State
So., S, Leland, Mich./Leland
Glass controlled the Penn State offense as the Nittany Lions clinched their fifth consecutive Big Ten Championship over the weekend. Against No. 9 Wisconsin on Friday, Glass dished out 59 assists and added four kills, two blocks and 10 digs in her ninth career double-double. Glass also helped three teammates to 15 or more kills each as the squad hit at a .346 clip. The following night, the sophomore provided 40 assists with two kills, five digs and six blocks, helping three Nittany Lions to 10 or more kills apiece as the offense swung at a .355 percentage for the match. On the weekend, Glass averaged 14.1 assists per game as three different hitters tallied over 4.10 kills per game and the offense combined to hit .350. The award is the first of Glass' career.
Last PSU POW: Arielle Wilson (11/05/07)
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Christine Tan, Minnesota
So., LIB, Safety Harbor, Fla./Palm Harbor
Tan averaged 6.86 digs on the weekend as the Golden Gophers held their opponents to a combined .094 hitting percentage to go 2-0 and remain in a tie for third in the conference standings. The sophomore dug 27 against Michigan State in a four-game match on Friday and added 21 in a sweep of Northwestern on Saturday. Tan is averaging 5.50 digs per game during Minnesota's current four-match winning streak. The award is the second of Tan's career and her second of the season.
Last MINN Defensive POW: Christine Tan (10/01/07)