Gina Mancuso was honored as the Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Mancuso Honored as Big Ten Player of the Week

By NU Athletic Communications
Lincoln- Junior Gina Mancuso was named Big Ten Player-of-the-Week for the second time in 2011 on Monday after leading Nebraska to wins over Iowa and previously top-ranked Illinois last week.

Mancuso posted 4.1 kills, 3.3 digs and 1.0 block per set in No. 1 Nebraska's wins over the Hawkeyes and Fighting Illini. She recorded her 10th double-double of the season with 15 kills and 14 digs, adding five blocks and two aces to help the Huskers take down Illinois. She also notched 14 kills, nine digs and two blocks against Iowa. Her efforts helped Nebraska earn its first win over a top-ranked opponent since 1990.

The honor marks the second conference player-of-the-week award for Mancuso. She is averaging 3.64 kills per set and 2.75 digs per set in her junior season, while leading all NU hitters in kills. Her efforts have helped NU to a 17-1 record on the season, while advancing to 10-0 in conference play.

The Huskers travel to face the No. 23 Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m., before heading to University Park, Pa., for a showdown with the No. 8 Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. The Huskers' match with Penn State will air live on BTN.  


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