Nebraska’s Melissa Foecke is one of 30 players who have been nominated for the senior CLASS award.
Minnesota’s Alexis Hart and Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Nebraska’s Lauren Stivrins, and Penn State’s Serena Gray and Kendall White earned Big Ten weekly honors for Week 5.
Senior Samantha Seliger-Swenson surpassed the 1,000-career digs mark with 13 in Minnesota’s sweep of Indiana on the road Saturday night. The 5-11 setter has 1,021 digs in her career, notching 273 as a freshman, 301 as a sophomore, 333 as a junior and 114 so far in 2018.
A lot went down in Big Ten volleyball action Saturday night, as Maryland downed Ohio State in 5 sets, 5th-ranked Nebraska ended 4th-ranked Illinois’ perfect start with a 4-set win and Michigan State got back on track with a 4-set win over Rutgers. 7th-ranked Minnesota and 3rd-ranked Wisconsin swept by Indiana and 20th-ranked Purdue, respectively.
Indiana won its second matchup in the last 13 against Ohio State, downing the Buckeyes in 4 sets in Columbus, Ohio, for the first time since 2008 to highlight Big Ten action Wednesday night. 7th-ranked Minnesota surprised with an upset win over 3rd-ranked Wisconsin in straight sets, while 20th-ranked Purdue defeated Maryland in 4.
No. 7 Minnesota made just seven hitting errors in an efficient .386 hitting performance and sweep of border rival No. 3 Wisconsin on Wednesday.
Maryland’s Allegra Rivas, Minnesota’s Adanna Rollins, Stephanie Samedy and Samantha Seliger-Swenson, and Nebraska’s Mikaela Foecke and Nicklin Hames earned the weekly honors from the Big Ten for Week 5 action.
Ranked programs flexed their muscles in Big Ten Saturday action, as all three earned victories. 3rd-ranked Wisconsin and 8th-ranked Minnesota swept past Rutgers and Maryland, respectively, to move to 2-0, while 20th-ranked Purdue overcame Northwestern in 4 sets to move to 1-1 in conference play.
Big Ten opening night was one of lopsided victories, as 8th-ranked Minnesota shocked 7th-ranked Penn State in straight sets and 3rd-ranked Wisconsin showed out with a sweep of Ohio State.
In a match filled with young talent, Minnesota senior setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson pushed the 8th-ranked Gophers to a sweep of #7 Penn State.