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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 9/18/2023, Last updated: 9/27/2023
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Nebraska, Michigan State and Indiana Earn Week 4 Volleyball Honors

Cornhuskers’ Beason and Murray, Spartans’ McArthur, Hoosiers’ Haworth earn recognition

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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 the Wildcats

  • Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Harper Murray (8/28/23)

2023 Big Ten Volleyball Players of the Week  

Aug. 28
O: Emily Londot – Ohio State
D: Kylie Murr - Minnesota
S: Mia Tuman – Ohio State
F: Harper Murray – Nebraska
Sept. 5
O: Jess Mruzik – Penn State
D: Nalani Iosia – Michigan State
S: Sydney Dowler - Maryland
F: Chloe Chicoine - Purdue
Sept. 11
O: Chloe Chicoine - Purdue
D: Ellee Stinson – Northwestern
S: Taylor Anderson - Purdue
F: Chloe Chicoine - Purdue
Sept. 18
O: Merritt Beason - Nebraska
D: Amani McArthur – Michigan State
S: Camryn Haworth - Indiana
F: Harper Murray - Nebraska