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Huskers Earn Two Big Ten Weekly Volleyball Awards

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Posted at 12:43 PM, Nov 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-08 13:43:43-05

Nebraska's Kelly Hunter and Amber Rolfzen were honored with Big Teen weekly awards on Monday due to their performances against Penn State and Rutgers. 

Hunter earned setter of the week for the fourth time this season and sixth time overall. Rolfzen was named co-defensive player of the week for the second time this season and fifth time in her Husker career. 

Hunter and Rolfzen led the Huskers to a 3-2 win over No. 11 Penn State Friday and a sweep of Rutgers on Saturday. Hunter had 61 assists, eight digs and five blocks on Friday and 33 assists at Rutgers. She averaged 11.75 assists per set. 

Rolfzen tied her season highs with 16 kills and nine blocks against Penn State while hitting .615 with no errors on 26 attacks. She had four kills and eight blocks at Rutgers, averaging 2.12 blocks per set and 2.50 kills per set with a .474 hitting percentage. 

Nebraska hosts Iowa Wednesday, November 12th at 7 p.m.