Lincoln - Nebraska junior middle blocker Brooke Delano earned her second Big 12 Player of the Week honor of the season on Monday as she was named the league's defensive player of the week. Previously, Delano was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 13 after she earned MVP honors at the Ameritas Players Challenge.
A native of Bellevue, Neb., Delano helped lead the Huskers to wins over Oklahoma and No. 13 Texas last week with 13 total blocks in the two matches, as she led the league with 1.62 blocks per set for the week.
Delano's week was highlight in Norman when she showed her dominance over the Sooners with a career-best 10 stuffs. It was the most blocks by a Husker in over two years, as Amanda Gates produced 10 blocks in 2008 against Kansas State. The 10 blocks also marked the top performance by any player in Big 12 play this season.
Delano and the rest of the Huskers will now carry a 13-match winning streak and a 6-0 conference record to Columbia, Mo., for a Wednesday night match with the Missouri Tigers. Scheduled for 6:30 p.m., at the Hearnes Center, the match will be carried on Metro Sports and will be available on NET2 in Nebraska.
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