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Junior Hannah Werth was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday.
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
          Release: 10/17/2011
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Werth Named Big Ten Player of the Week

Lincoln- Junior Hannah Werth was named Big Ten Player-of-the-Week for the first time in 2011 on Monday after leading Nebraska to wins over Wisconsin (3-0) and No. 14 Minnesota (3-2) last weekend.

Werth averaged 4.0 kills and 2.9 digs per set and recorded a .385 hitting percentage on the road against the Badgers and Gophers. She posted 17 kills on .536 hitting and added 10 digs against Wisconsin. Werth recorded her second double-double of the week against the Gophers, tallying 15 kills and 17 digs while adding six blocks.

The honor marks the first conference player-of-the-week award for Werth this season and makes her the second Nebraska volleyball player to earn a Big Ten weekly award.

The Huskers host the Iowa Hawkeyes on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. The match will air live on NET and BTN.com. Nebraska will then welcome No. 1 Illinois to the Coliseum on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. NU's match against the Illini will air via tape delay on BTN on Oct. 24 at 8 p.m.

Player of the Week:
Hannah Werth, Nebraska

Co-Defensive Player and Freshman Player of the Week:
Katie Dutchman, Northwestern
Kierra Jones, Purdue

2011 Big Ten Volleyball Players of the Week

Aug. 29         P:    Stephanie Holthus, So., NU

                     D:    Julie Chin, Jr., NU

                     F:    Kierra Jones, PUR

Sept. 5          P:    Michelle Bartsch, Sr., ILL

                     D:    Jessica Granquist, Jr., MINN

                     F:    Lexi Dannemiller, MICH

Sept. 12        P:    Mari Hole, Jr., OSU

                     D:    Caitlin Cox, Sr., IND

                            Sarah Mignin, Sr., OSU

                     F:    Lexi Dannemiller, MICH

Sept. 19        P:    Ashley Wittman, So., MINN

                     D:    Sarah Mignin, Sr., OSU

                            Katie Slay, So., PSU

                     F:    Taylor Sherwin, OSU

Sept. 26        P:    Michelle Bartsch, Sr., ILL

                            Gina Mancuso, Jr., NEB

                    D:    Erin Johnson, Jr., ILL

                    F:    Kori Moster, MSU

Oct. 3          P:    Ariel Turner, Jr., PUR

                    D:    Katie Slay, So., PSU

                    F:    Lexi Dannemiller, MICH

Oct. 11        P:    Ariel Turner, Jr., PUR

                    D:    Anna Dorn, Fr., ILL

                    F:    Anna Dorn, ILL

Oct. 18         P:    Hannah Werth, Jr., NEB

                     D:    Katie Dutchman, Fr., NU

                             Kierra Jones, Fr., PUR

                     F:    Katie Dutchman, NU

                             Kierra Jones, PUR

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