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Holman Named B1G Defensive Player of the Week

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska senior middle blocker Briana Holman was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday after her performance at the Ameritas Players Challenge over the weekend. 

Holman led the Huskers to a perfect 3-0 record in the tournament with 2.78 kills and 2.0 blocks per set. She posted a .525 hitting percentage in the three Husker sweeps and was named the most valuable player of the tournament. Holman totaled 25 kills with just four errors on 40 attacks. Against UMBC on Saturday, Holman tallied 10 kills on .769 hitting with six blocks. She had a season-best seven blocks to go with nine kills in the final match against Saint Mary's.

It marks the first career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor for the senior from DeSoto, Texas, though she was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week twice at LSU, once in 2013 and once in 2014.

Big Ten Volleyball Weekly Awards - Sept. 5
Player: Haleigh Washington, Sr., PSU
Defensive: Briana Holman, Sr., NEB
Setter: Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Jr., MINN
Freshman: Sydney Hilley, WIS


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