Werth received the honor after recording two double-doubles in four-set wins over then-No. 19 Minnesota and Wisconsin. Against Minnesota, she notched 14 kills while hitting .379 and tabbed 17 digs. She continued to perform at a high level against Wisconsin, tallying another 14 kills and 13 digs. For the week, she averaged 3.5 kills and 3.8 digs per set and hit .323 to help the Huskers jump to No. 2 in the latest AVCA Coaches Top-25 Poll.
The honor marks the 12th time an athlete from Nebraska has received the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week award, with the most recent coming on Nov. 10, 2009 when Sydney Anderson received the honor.