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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 10/16/2023, Last updated: 10/17/2023
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Wisconsin, Nebraska and Indiana Earn Weekly Volleyball Honors

Badgers’ Franklin, Cornhuskers’ Rodriguez, Hoosiers’ Haworth and Gary earn recognition following Week 8

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference has announced this week’s Volleyball Weekly Awards for the week of October 9 – 16. 

Player of the Week 

Sarah Franklin, Wisconsin

Sr. – Outside Hitter – Lake Worth, Fla. – Lake Worth Christian – Major: Communication Arts

  • Tallied 34 kills in the Badgers two-win weekend to improve to 17-0 (7-0) on the season

  • Averaged 5.67 kills/set and hit .321 along with five service aces

  • Defensively, added 18 digs and two blocks over the six sets, and led the team with 40 points for the weekend

  • Last Wisconsin Player of the Week: Sarah Franklin (10/31/22)

 Defensive Player of the Week 

Lexi Rodriguez, Nebraska

Jr. – Libero – Sterling, Ill. – Sterling – Major: Advertising and Public Relations

  • Averaged 4.86 digs/set in a pair of wins over Michigan State and Penn State

  • Tied a season-high with 18 digs in a sweep of the No. 13 Nittany Lions, including 12 in the first set

  • Keyed a Cornhuskers defense that held the two opponents to a combined .106 hitting percentage

  • Last Nebraska Defensive Player of the Week: Lexi Rodriguez (10/10/22) 

Setter of the Week 

Camryn Haworth, Indiana

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

  • Averaged 9.71 assists/set in leading the Hoosiers to wins over No. 15 Purdue and Michigan

  • Posted 40 assists, nine digs and eight kills as Indiana downed the Boilermakers for the first time since 2012

  • Totaled 68 assists, 9 kills, 16 digs, and five aces as IU advanced to their best eight-game Big Ten start since 1993

  • Last Indiana Setter of the Week: Camryn Haworth (9/18/23) 

Freshman of the Week 

Ramsey Gary, Purdue

Fr. – Libero – Pendleton, Ind. – Pendleton Heights – Major: Business

  • Recorded 43 digs, nine assists and two aces over seven sets in Indiana’s victories over No. 15 Purdue and Michigan

  • Helped hold the Boilermakers and Wolverines to a combined .164 hitting percentage during the weekend

  • Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Tommi Stockham (2/8/21)   


2023 Big Ten Volleyball Players of the Week  

Aug. 28

P: Emily Londot – Ohio State

D: Kylie Murr - Minnesota

S: Mia Tuman – Ohio State

F: Harper Murray – Nebraska  

Sept. 5

P: Jess Mruzik – Penn State

D: Nalani Iosia – Michigan State

S: Sydney Dowler - Maryland

F: Chloe Chicoine - Purdue  

Sept. 11

P: Chloe Chicoine - Purdue

D: Ellee Stinson – Northwestern

S: Taylor Anderson - Purdue

F: Chloe Chicoine - Purdue

Sept. 18

P: Merritt Beason - Nebraska

D: Amani McArthur – Michigan State

S: Camryn Haworth - Indiana

F: Harper Murray – Nebraska

Sept. 25

P: Jess Mruzik – Penn State

D: Raven Colvin – Purdue

S: Bergen Reilly - Nebraska

F: Bergen Reilly – Nebraska 

Oct. 2

P: Meritt Beason – Nebraska

D: Carter Booth – Wisconsin

S: Mac Podraza – Penn State

S: Bergen Reilly – Nebraska

F: Harper Murray – Nebraska

Oct. 9

P: Lindsay Krause – Nebraska

D: Caroline Crawford – Wisconsin

S: Alyssa Nayar – Rutgers

F: Chloe Chicoine – Purdue

Oct. 16

P: Sarah Franklin - Wisconsin

D: Lexi Rodriguez - Nebraska

S: Camryn Haworth - Indiana

F: Ramsey Gary - Indiana