Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State and Penn State win Big Ten Weekly Volleyball Awards


Co-player of the week

Taylor Landfair, Minnesota

RS-So. – OH – Plainfield, Illinois – Plainfield – Major: Graphic Design
• Recorded 5.79 points, 4.86 kills, 1.57 blocks and 0.86 digs per set last week in Minnesota’s pace to win against Iowa and No. 12 Purdue
• Collected 21 eliminations in the Golden Gophers’ four-set victory over Purdue on 22 October
• Added a career-high 13 kills (with .324 striking) and eight blocks in an October 19 sweep of Iowa
• Named 2021 All-Big Ten Academic Winner
• Wins her second career Player of the Week award
• Final Minnesota Player of the Week: Taylor Landfair (October 10, 2022)



Co-player of the week

Temi Thomas-Ailara, North West

Sr. – OH – Glenwood, Ill. – Marian Catholic – Major: Biomedical Engineering
• Posted a team-high 5.57 points and 5.29 kills per set with a .350 hit percentage in helping Northwestern to road wins at Rutgers and Maryland
• Recorded 19 kills for .357 with a hit in an October 21 win at Rutgers, followed the next day with 18 kills and a .342 percentage in a sweep at Maryland
• A two-time All-Big Ten academic selection (2020, 2021)
• Receives second career Player of the Week award
• Last North West player of the week: Temi Thomas-Ailara (September 19, 2022)



Defensive Player of the Week

Kylie Murr, Ohio State

Sr. – DS – Yorktown, Ind. – Yorktown – Graduate Program: Kinesiology
• Averaged 5.14 digs per set last week as Ohio State earned Big Ten wins over Illinois and Iowa
• Recorded a season-high 24 digs in an October 21 win over Iowa
• Selected as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and recipient of the All-Big Ten Academic Award for the past two seasons
• Wins fourth career Defensive Player of the Week honor
• Final Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Kylie Murr (Oct. 3, 2022)



Smuggler of the week

Seleisa Elisaia, State of Pennsylvania

Graduate. – South Jordan, Utah – Bingham – Graduate Program: Foundations of Business Management
• Had 12.57 assists, 2.14 digs, 0.57 blocks and 0.43 service aces per set while guiding Penn State to conference wins over Maryland and Rutgers
• Registered 55 assists and eight recoveries in a four-set victory over Maryland on 21 October
• Earns his second career passer of the week selection
• Last Penn State Setter of the Week: Seleisa Elisaia (September 5, 2022)



Freshman of the Week

Bekka Allick, Nebraska

MB – Lincoln, Neb. – Waverly – Major: Business Management
• Averaged 3.75 points, 3.17 kills and 0.83 blocks per set with a .548 hit percentage last week in Nebraska’s conference sweeps of No. 12s Purdue and Illinois
• Had a career-high 12 kills with a .611 strike with four blocks in the October 19 win at Purdue
• Earns his second career freshman commendation of the week
• Final Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Bekka Allick (October 17, 2022)



Big Ten Players of the Week 2022

August 29
P: Eva Hudson, Fr., PUR
D: Rainelle Jones, Graduate, MD
S: Melani Shaffmaster, Jr., MINN
F: Eva Hudson, PURE



September 5
P: Hanna Lesiak, RS-Sr., NU
P: Emily Londot, Jr., OSU
D: Maddie Schermerhorn, Sr., PUR
S: Seleisa Elisaia, Graduate, PSU
F: Eva Hudson, PURE



September 12
P: Emily Londot, Jr., OSU
P: Kashauna Williams, Graduate, PSU
D: Allie Holland, Jr., PSU
S: Mac Podraza, Sr., OSU
F: Gülce Güçtekin, WIS



September 19
P: Temi Thomas-Ailara, Sr., NU
D: Rainelle Jones, Graduate, MD
S: Alexa Rousseau, Jr., NU
F: Eva Hudson, PURE



September 26
P: Jacques Boney, So., MICH
P: Eva Hudson, Fr., PUR
D: Ali Hornung, So., PUR
S: Grace Balensiefer, Graduate, PUR
F: Eva Hudson, PURE



October 3
P: Eva Hudson, Fr., PUR
D: Megan Miller, 5 years olde-an, NU
D: Kylie Murr, Sr., OSU
S: Alexa Rousseau, Jr., NU
S: Mac Podraza, Sr., OSU
F: Eva Hudson, PURE



October 10
P: Taylor Landfair, RS-So., MINN
D: Gülce Güçtekin, Fr., WIS
D: Lexi Rodriguez, So., NEB
S: Mac Podraza, Sr., OSU
F: Gülce Güçtekin, WIS



October 17
P: Sarah Franklin, RS-So., OH, WIS
D: Anastasia Russ, RS-Jr., MD
S: Sydney Dowler, Jr., MD
F: Bekka Allick, MB, ONE



October 24
P: Taylor Landfair, RS-So., MINN
P: Temi Thomas-Ailara, Sr., NU
D: Kylie Murr, Sr., OSU
S: Seleisa Elisaia, Graduate, PSU
F: Bekka Allick, MB, ONE

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