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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 10/23/2023, Last updated: 10/24/2023
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Nebraska and Purdue Earn Weekly Volleyball Honors

Cornhuskers’ Beason and Reilly, Boilermakers’ Colvin and Chicoine earn recognition following Week 9

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ROSEMONT, Ill.  – The Big Ten Conference has announced this week’s Volleyball Weekly Awards for the week of October 17 – 23. 


Player of the Week 

Merritt Beason, Nebraska

Jr. – Opposite Hitter – Gardendale, Ala. – Gardendale – Major: Child, Youth and Family Studies

  • Led the Huskers to a sweep at Northwestern and a 3-2 win over No. 1 Wisconsin with 4.25 kills per set, 1.75 digs per set and five blocks and two aces

  • Began the week with 13 kills on .323 hitting in the sweep at Northwestern, and added seven digs, three blocks and an ace

  • On Saturday night in the Huskers' thrilling 3-2 win over the undefeated Badgers, Beason had a match-high 21 kills along with seven digs, two blocks and an ace

  • Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Lindsay Krause (10/9/23)


Defensive Player of the Week 

Raven Colvin, Purdue

Jr. – Middle Blocker – Indianapolis, Ind. – Heritage Christian – Major: Accounting

  • Posted 11 total blocks in the win over Indiana, the most by a Big Ten player in a match last week

  • Recorded four digs vs. the Hoosiers and three in Purdue’s victory over No. 11 Penn State

  • Led the Boilermakers to a season-high 16 total blocks vs. Indiana

  • Helped Purdue to its fourth Top-25 victory of the season, taking down the Nittany Lions in four sets

  • Last Purdue Defensive Player of the Week: Raven Colvin (9/25/23) 


Setter of the Week 

Bergen Reilly, Nebraska

Fr. – Setter – Sioux Falls, S.D. – O’Gorman – Major: Business and Law

  • Helped guide the Huskers to a sweep at Northwestern and a 3-2 win over No. 1 Wisconsin, averaging 11 assists/set and 2.88 digs/set, along with six kills, three aces and three blocks

  • Posted 38 assists and six digs in the three-set win over the Wildcats, leading the Huskers to a season-high .395 hitting percentage

  • Piled up 50 assists, a career-high 17 digs, four kills, three blocks and one ace in the five-set win over the No. 1 Badgers

  • Last Nebraska Setter of the Week: Bergen Reilly (10/2/23) 


Freshman of the Week 

Chloe Chicoine, Purdue

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

  • Led the team with 20 kills in the road win at No. 11 Penn State, leading the team, with a .405 attack % 

  • Produced nine kills in Purdue’s in-state win over Indiana

  • Went errorless in the fourth set to secure Purdue’s victory, 3-1, with six kills on nine swings (.667%)

  • Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Chloe Chicoine (10/9/23)   



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