Amber Rolfzen was name the Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week on Monday.
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Rolfzen Honored by Big Ten Conference

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska outside hitter Amber Rolfzen was honored by the Big Ten Conference on Monday as she was named the league’s Co-Freshman of the Week. The honor marks her first career Freshman of the Week award as she shares the accolade with Purdue’s Faye Adelaja.

Rolfzen led Nebraska to victories over Saint Mary’s (3-1), Dayton (3-0) and Iowa State (3-0) over the weekend in the Ameritas Players Challenge. She produced double-doubles in all three matches, averaging 3.6 kills and 3.5 digs per set. Rolfzen also tallied a career-high 16 kills against Saint Mary’s and was named the most valuable player of the tournament.

The last Husker to earn Freshman of the Week honors was Meghan Haggerty on Nov. 19, 2012.

2013 Big Ten Volleyball Players of the Week

Sept. 2          P:    Tori Dixon, Sr., MINN

                        D:    Bethany Yeager, Sr., IOWA

                        S:    Taylor Sherwin, Jr., OSU

                        F:    Maddie Mayers, ILL

Sept. 9          P:    Kaitlyn Leary, Sr., OSU

                        D:    Tori Dixon, Sr., MINN

                        S:    Lexi Dannemiller, Jr., MICH

                        F:    Abby Cole, MICH

Sept. 16        P:    Lauren Wicinski, Sr., MSU

                        D:    Faye Adelaja, Fr., PUR

                        S:    Taylor Sherwin, Jr., OSU

                        F:    Amber Rolfzen, NEB

                                Faye Adelaja, PUR


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