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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 11/13/2023, Last updated: 11/14/2023
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Purdue, Penn State and Nebraska Collect Big Ten Weekly Volleyball Honors

Boilermakers’ Colvin, Myers, Chicoine, Nittany Lions’ Podraza and Cornhuskers’ Jackson earn recognition following Week 12

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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 State

  • 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 conference play with wins over Northwestern and Illinois

  • Jackson had eight kills and six blocks while hitting .600 in a 3-1 win over Northwestern, and followed that performance with nine kills and three blocks behind a career-best .818 hitting percentage against Illinois

  • Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Bergen Reilly (10/30/23)

Chloe Chicoine, Purdue

Fr. – Outside Hitter – Lafayette, Ind. – McCutcheon – Major: Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Led Purdue with 18 kills in the Boilermakers’ win over Michigan State. Totaled 14 kills at Minnesota to record 32 kills and average 4.00 kills/set in Purdue’s 2-0 week

  • Led all Big Ten freshmen in Week 12 averaging 4.00 kills per set and is currently fifth in the league with 4.94 points per set, a mark which also leads all freshmen

  • Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Chloe Chicoine (10/23/23)

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

Oct. 23

P: Merritt Beason - Nebraska

D: Raven Colvin - Purdue

S: Bergen Reilly - Nebraska

F: Chloe Chicoine – Purdue

Oct. 30

P: Sarah Franklin - Wisconsin

D: Raven Colvin - Purdue

S: Camryn Haworth - Indiana

F: Bergen Reilly – Nebraska

Nov. 6

P: Merritt Beason - Nebraska

D: Carter Booth - Wisconsin

S: Bergen Reilly - Nebraska

Co-F: Taylah Holdem – Michigan State

Co-F: Mia Tuman – Michigan State

Nov. 13

P: Raven Colvin – Purdue 

D: Lourdès Myers – Purdue 

S: Mac Podraza – Penn State 

F: Andi Jackson – Nebraska 

F: Chloe Chicoine – Purdue