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Nebraska, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Ohio State Earn Big Ten Weekly Volleyball Honors

Nebraska, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Ohio State Earn Big Ten Weekly Volleyball Honors

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference has announced this week’s Volleyball Weekly Awards for the week of October 31 – November 5. 
Player of the Week 
Merritt Beason, Nebraska
Jr. – Opposite Hitter – Gardendale, Ala. – Gardendale – Major: Child, Youth, and Family Studies

  • Beason had a career weekend for the Huskers, averaging 6.00 kills per set on .447 hitting with 1.75 digs per set and 1.00 blocks per set
  • Beason totaled 48 kills with just six errors on 94 swings this weekend in wins at No. 16 Penn State and Rutgers
  • In a 3-2 reverse sweep of the Nittany Lions, Beason had a career-high 27 kills (including six in the decisive fifth set) on .426 hitting with five digs and three blocks and one ace
  • Beason followed up that career performance with 21 kills on a .475 hitting percentage with nine digs and five blocks.
  • Her 21 kills in Sunday’s sweep tied Kelsey Robinson for the most by a Husker in a three-set match in the 25-point rally-scoring era (since 2008)
  • Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Merritt Beason (10/23/23)

Defensive Player of the Week 
Carter Booth, Wisconsin
So. – Middle Blocker – Denver, Colo. – Cherry Creek – Major: Undeclared

  • Booth helped the Badgers to a 2-0 weekend with wins over No. 19 Purdue and Illinois
  • Led all blockers in both matches, tallying seven against No. 19 Purdue and 10 against the Fighting Illini, for a total of 17 blocks
  • The six-foot-seven MB averaged 2.43 blocks per set, and helped the Badgers set a program record for most blocks (17) in a 3-set match over the Illini
  • She also added 16 kills (2.29 kills/set), hitting .406 (16-3-32), with an assist and two digs.
  • Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: Caroline Crawford (10/9/23)

Setter of the Week 
Bergen Reilly, Nebraska
Fr. – Setter – Sioux Falls, S.D. – O’Gorman – Major: Business Law

  • Ddddd Reilly led the Huskers to a 3-2 reverse sweep at No. 16 Penn State and a 3-0 sweep at Rutgers over the weekend by averaging 11.88 assists per set and 3.13 digs per set
  • Piled up 52 assists and 13 digs in the 3-2 comeback win at Penn State on Friday
  • Followed it up on Sunday with 43 assists and 12 digs at Rutgers
  • Last Nebraska Setter of the Week: Bergen Reilly (10/23/23)

Co-Freshmen of the Week 
Taylah Holdem, Michigan State
Fr. – Outside Hitter – Christchurch, New…

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