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Purdue, Penn State and Nebraska Collect Big Ten Weekly Volleyball Honors

Purdue, Penn State and Nebraska Collect Big Ten Weekly Volleyball Honors


ROSEMONT, Ill.  (November 13, 2023) – The Big Ten Conference has announced this week’s Volleyball Weekly Awards for the week of November 7-12.  
 
Player of the Week 
Raven Colvin, Purdue
Jr. – Middle Blocker – Indianapolis, Ind. – Heritage Christian – Major: Accounting

  • Averaged a .500 attack percentage in Purdue’s 2-0 weekend over RV Minnesota and Michigan State
  • Posted a season-high 14 kills at Minnesota, recording just one error on 22 swings for a .591 hitting percentage, a Big Ten play season-high for Colvin
  • Followed the season-best with 12 kills and two errors in a 24-attempt performance for a .417 hitting % vs. Michigan Sate
  • Colvin added six blocks in each of the matches, averaging 1.50 blocks per set in the 2-0 weekend for the Boilermakers
  • Last Purdue Player of the Week: Chloe Chicoine (9/11/23)

 
Defensive Player of the Week 
Lourdès Myers, Purdue
R-Jr. – Middle Blocker – Alliance, Ohio – St. Thomas Aquinas – Major: Human Development and Family Science

  • Tallied a career-high nine total blocks in the Boilermakers’ four-set win vs. Michigan State
  • Posted six block assists at Minnesota to help Purdue secure a series sweep vs. the Gophers
  • Helped limit opponents to a .144 hitting percentage, the second-best mark in Big Ten play last week
  • Led the league with 1.88 blocks per set in Week 12 and helped Purdue to the most team blocks per set margin in the conference last week at 3.63 blocks/set 
  • Last Purdue Defensive Player of the Week: Raven Colvin (10/30/23)

 
Setter of the Week 
Mac Podraza, Penn State
Gr. – Setter – Sunbury, Ohio – Big Walnut – Major: Business Management Foundations

  • Averaged 11.86 assists per set, 2.43 digs per set and 1.00 blocks per set in No. 19 Penn State’s wins over Michigan (3-0) and No. 2 Wisconsin (3-1)
  • Podraza tallied a season-high 51 assists in the win over the Badgers, adding 13 digs and four blocks in the Nittany Lions’ highest ranked win since 2017
  • Last Penn State Setter of the Week: Mac Podraza (10/2/23)

 
Co-Freshmen of the Week 
Andi Jackson, Nebraska
Fr. – Middle Blocker – Brighton, Colo. – Brighton High School – Major: Business Administration

  • Jackson averaged 2.13 kills per set, 1.13 blocks per set and a .714 hitting percentage, helping Nebraska remain perfect on the season and move to 16-0 in…

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