Courtesy: Big Sky Conference
OGDEN, Utah – Idaho’s DeVonne Ryter and Idaho State’s Brooke Pehrson were selected as the #BigSkyVB Players of the Week. Ryter was tabbed the Offensive Player of the Week, while Pehrson earned defensive honors.
Ryter, a senior middle blocker from Sedona, Ariz., led the Vandals to a 2-1 record at the Pepperdine/CSUN Invitational, including wins over CSUN and North Texas. Ryter recorded a team-best .500 hitting percentage on 30 kills. Ryter also posted the highest individual hitting percentage in the Big Sky last week. She currently ranks second in the league over all matches with a hitting percentage of (.393).
DeVonne Ryter brings home the @BigSkyVB Offensive Player of the Week Award! Ryter led the league with a .500 hitting percentage last week. She also tallied 16 blocks. #PointVandals
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— Vandal Volleyball (@IdahoVolleyball) September 3, 2018
Pehrson, a junior middle blocker from Syracuse, Utah, paced the Bengals defense with 17 total blocks and five digs last week. Pehrson leads the Big Sky in total blocks (50.0) and blocks per set (1.52) so far this season.
S/O to @IdahoStateVB 's Brooke Pehrson on being named the #BigSkyVB Defensive Player of the Week! https://t.co/01izIKPESK pic.twitter.com/1lT4RB1bH5
— Big Sky Volleyball (@BigSkyVB) September 3, 2018
Other Offensive Nominees: Kennedy Kaminsky – Eastern Washington; Abby Garrity – Idaho State; Missy Huddleston – Montana; Heaven Harris – Northern Arizona; Kortney Lockey – Northern Colorado; Lana Brown – Sacramento State; Janet Kalaniuvalu – Southern Utah; Hannah Hill-DeYoung – Weber State
Other Defensive Nominees: Catelyn Linke – Eastern Washington; DeVonne Ryter – Idaho; Abby Garrity – Idaho State; Jana Grimsrud – Montana; Allyssa Rizzo – Montana State; Taylor Els – Northern Colorado; Skyler Takeda – Sacramento State; Miahna Waters – Southern Utah; Hannah Hill-DeYoung – Weber State
2018 Offensive Players of the Week:
Aug. 27 – Kaela Straw, Idaho
Sept. 3 – DeVonne Ryter, Idaho
2018 Defensive Players of the Week:
Aug. 27 – Heaven Harris, Northern Arizona
Sept. 3 – Brooke Pehrson – Idaho State