Nov. 19, 2012
For the third time this season, junior middle blocker Tori Dixon (Burnsville, Minn.) has been named the Big Ten Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week, announced Monday by the league office. After a stellar performance against Nebraska and Iowa, the weekly honor is the ninth Gopher selection this season.
Dixon had a team-high 28 kills in the weekend wins over No. 9 Nebraska and Iowa. In the five-set, come-from-behind win over the Huskers, Dixon posted a .407 hitting percentage when she had 16 kills, two assists and seven block assists. On the service line, Dixon delivered two crucial aces in the fifth set as the Gophers erased a 7-2 lead en route the the match win. She gained the most points for the Gophers in the Nebraska win at 21.5. She followed the Nebraska match with 12 kills, which tied a match high. She also hit .526 on the night and had two digs and a team high three blocks. On the weekend, Dixon averaged a team-best 3.50 kills per set and hit .457, while posting a team-high 10 total blocks.
The Gophers travel to Wisconsin, Nov. 21 and play the Badgers at 7 p.m. Minnesota then travels to Indiana to close out the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. CT.
Minnesota and Big Ten Conference Weekly Awards
Sept. 4: Tori Dixon, Jr., Defensive Player of the Week
Sept. 10: Katherine Harms, Sr., Player of the Week
Sept. 24: Katherine Harms, Sr., Player of the Week,
Alexandra Palmer, Jr., Setter of the Week
Oct. 8: Daly Santana, Fr., Freshman of the Week
Oct. 22: Daly Santana, Fr., Freshman of the Week
Oct. 29: Katherine Harms, Sr., Player of the Week
Nov. 5: Tori Dixon, Jr., Defensive Player of the Week
Nov. 19: Tori Dixon, Jr., Defensive Player of the Week
Paige Tapp Named First Team Academic All-American
Paige Tapp has been named a First Team Academic All-American, announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Gophers Gear Up for NCAA Regionals
Minnesota is set to host Missouri, North Carolina and UCLA in the NCAA Regionals this week.
Four Earn All-Region Honors
Alexis Hart, Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Hannah Tapp, and Sarah Wilhite earned All-Region honors for the Golden Gophers. Molly Lohman and Paige Tapp earned region honorable mentions.