Saturday, 30 September 2023

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Nebraska, Michigan State and Indiana Earn Week 4 Volleyball Honors

Nebraska, Michigan State and Indiana Earn Week 4 Volleyball Honors

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference has announced this week’s Volleyball Weekly Awards for the week of September 11 – 17. 

Offensive Player of the Week

Merritt Beason, Nebraska

Jr. – Opposite Hitter – Gardendale, Ala. – Gardendale – Major:  Child, Youth, and Family Studies

  • Led the Huskers with 4.00 kills/set and a .354 hitting percentage along with 1.88 digs/set as Nebraska won at No. 5 Stanford and at home vs. No. 21 Kentucky
  • Posted a season-high 17 kills and 10 digs with a .438 hitting percentage in the win over the Wildcats
  • Helped Nebraska to a statement road victory at Stanford with 15 kills, five digs and two blocks
  • Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Madi Kubik (11/21/22)

Defensive Player of the Week 

Amani McArthur, Michigan State

Gr. – Middle Blocker – Kennesaw, Ga. – Ashley Ridge – Major: Public Health

  • Named tournament MVP at the 2023 Dog Pound Challenge as she helped the Spartans go 3-0 over the weekend
  • Ranked 2nd in the Big Ten over the last week hitting .545 and tied for 1stin blocks/set (1.75) and total blocks (14)
  • Was one off her career-high in kills on Sunday with 14 kills against Binghamton and was one off her career-high in blocks on Saturday with 10 against Brown
  • Last Michigan State Defensive Player of the Week: Nalani Iosia (9/5/23)

Setter of the Week 

Camryn Haworth, Indiana

Jr. – Setter – Fishers, Ind. – Fishers – Major: Human Biology

  • Totaled 144 assists, 32 digs, 15 aces, 12 blocks and 10 kills in four Hoosiers victories
  • Posted a double-double (33 assists, 11 digs) and recorded her 2,000th career assist vs. Jacksonville, becoming the 4th player in IU history to record 2000 assists, 500 digs and 100 aces
  • Matched a career high with 51 assists at Miami
  • Last Indiana Setter of the Week: Camryn Haworth (11/21/22)

Freshman of the Week 

Harper Murray, Nebraska

Fr. – Outside Hitter – Ann Arbor, Mich. – Skyline – Major: Business & Law

  • Averaged 3.63 kills/set on a .349 hitting percentage with 2.00 digs/set as the Huskers earned wins over No. 5 Stanford and at home against No. 21 Kentucky
  • Posted 12 kills on .417 hitting with six digs, four blocks, three aces and three set assists vs. Stanford
  • Totaled a career-high 17 kills on a .308 hitting percentage with 10 digs, three blocks and three set assists against…

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