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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 8/28/2023, Last updated: 3/15/2024
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Ohio State, Nebraska, Minnesota Earn First 2023 Weekly Volleyball Honors

Buckeyes’ Londot and Tuman, Gophers’ Murr and Cornhuskers’ Murray recognized after opening weekend

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ROSEMONT, Ill.  (Aug. 28, 2023) – The Big Ten Conference has announced the season's first Volleyball Weekly Awards for the week of August 21 - 27.

Offensive Player of the Week
Emily Londot, Ohio State
Sr. – Outside Hitter – Utica, Ohio – Utica – Major: Sport Industry

  • Posted 5.18 kills/set, 1.73 digs/set and a team-best 0.73 blocks/set in helping lead the No. 14 Buckeyes to a perfect 3-0 weekend at the NKU Invitational, where she earned All-Tournament Team honors

  • Recorded her first double-double of the season with 26 kills and 10 digs in a win over Bowling Green

  • Moved into Ohio State’s Top-20 in career kills (15th) and tallied her 700th career dig

  • Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Emily Londot (11/14/22)

Defensive Player of the Week

Kylie Murr, Minnesota

Gr. – Libero – Yorktown, Ind. – Yorktown – Major: Master’s in Sports Management

  • Averaged 5.71 digs/set to earn Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge All-Tournament Team recognition, as well as the Best Libero Award

  • Posted 13 digs, eight assists and two aces in the No. 7 Gophers sweep of No. 15 Baylor

  • Tallied 27 digs, seven assists and an ace in a four-set win over TCU

  • Last Minnesota Defensive Player of the Week: Stephanie Samedy (10/11/21)

Setter of the Week
Mia Tuman, Ohio State
Fr. – Setter – Sewickley, Pa. – North Allegheny – Major: Exploration

  • Averaged 11.6 assists/set, 2.4 digs/set to earn All-Tournament Team honors at the NKU Invitational

  • Earned her first double-double in a win over Bowling Green with 55 assists and 14 digs

  • Totaled 116 assists in the No. 14 Buckeyes three season-opening victories

  • Last Ohio State Setter of the Week: Mac Podraza (11/14/23)

Freshman of the Week

Harper Murray, Nebraska

Fr. – Outside Hitter – Ann Arbor, Mich. – Skyline – Major: Business & Law

  • Named the Most Outstanding Player of the Ameritas Players Challenge after leading the No. 5 Cornhuskers to a perfect 3-0 start to the season

  • Recorded 3.67 kills/set on .343 hitting and 2.33 digs/set during the weekend

  • Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week:  Bekka Alick (10/24/23)


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

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