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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 11/20/2023, Last updated: 3/15/2024
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Purdue, Nebraska and Penn State Claim Big Ten Weekly Volleyball Honors

Boilermakers’ Hudson, Anderson, Cornhuskers’ Rodriguez and Nittany Lions’ Podraza earn recognition following Week 13

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ROSEMONT, Ill.  (November 20, 2023) – The Big Ten Conference has announced this week’s Volleyball Weekly Awards for the week of November 14-19.  

Player of the Week 

Eva Hudson, Purdue

So. – Outside Hitter – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Bishop Dwenger – Major: Biomedical Health Sciences/Pre-Medicine

  • Tallied a career-high 30 kills with a .333 hitting percentage in the Boilermakers’ win over Wisconsin. Rounded out her career performance with a career-best two block solos and recorded a double-double (30 kills, 11 digs)

  • In set three vs. Wisconsin, Hudson hit .588 with 11 kills and one error on 17 attempts

  • Hudson’s 30 kills were the most by a Boilermaker since 2018

  • Led Purdue to a sweep vs. Maryland with a team-high 18 kills

  • Last Purdue Player of the Week: Raven Colvin (11/13/23)

Defensive Player of the Week 

Lexi Rodriguez, Nebraska

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

  • Led the Huskers to a Big Ten title with 5.67 digs per set in a pair of 3-0 wins vs. Michigan and at Iowa

  • Had 19 digs at Iowa on Sunday and 15 digs and four assists in the 3-0 victory over Michigan, as Nebraska held the Wolverines to a .047 hitting percentage

  • For the week, the Huskers held their two opponents to a combined .086 hitting percentage

  • Last Nebraska Defensive Player of the Week: Lexi Rodriguez (10/16/23)

Setter of the Week 

Mac Podraza, Penn State

Gr. – Setter – Sunbury, Ohio – Big Walnut – Major: Business Management Foundations

  • Averaged 12.00 assists/set while guiding Penn State to a .330 hitting percentage in wins over Michigan State (3-1) and Northwestern (3-0)

  • Added 10 digs (1.43/set) and three blocks

  • Tallied 44 assists as the Nittany Lions hit .362 against the Spartans and racked up 40 assists in three sets as the team hit .296 against the Wildcats

  • Last Penn State Setter of the Week: Mac Podraza (11/13/23)

Freshman of the Week 

Taylor Anderson, Purdue

Fr. – Setter – San Antonio, Texas – Cornerstone Christian – Major: Kinesiology

  • Produced 57 assists in Purdue’s 3-1 win vs. Wisconsin, the most assists by a Boilermaker in five years

  • Posted her seventh double-double of the season vs. Wisconsin, adding 12 digs. Also, came up with seven total blocks, matching her career-high

  • Tallied 32 assists in a sweep of Maryland to average 11.13 assists/set last week

  • Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Chloe Chicoine (11/13/23)

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 

Nov. 20

P: Eva Hudson – Purdue

D: Lexi Rodriguez – Nebraska

S: Mac Podraza – Penn State

F: Taylor Anderson – Purdue  Big Ten Conference?( is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching, and public service. Founded in 1896, Big Ten Conference has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in the lives of students competing in intercollegiate athletics and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness, and competitiveness. The broad-based programs of the 14 Big Ten Conference institutions will provide over $200 million in direct financial support to more than 9,800 students for more than 11,000 participation opportunities on 350 teams in 42 different sports. Big Ten Conference sponsors 28 official conference sports, 14 for men and 14 for women, including the addition of men’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s lacrosse since 2013.