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Weekly volleyball honors for ISU’s Hahn, UI’s Lovell

October 9, 2012
By TIMES-REPUBLICAN STAFF ( , Times-Republican

AMES - Iowa State libero Kristen Hahn made Big 12 Conference history Monday, becoming the first volleyball player ever to earn four straight weekly awards with her fourth consecutive Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honor.

Hahn, a Cedar Rapids native, averaged 6 digs per set during ISU's match at No. 14-ranked Kansas State for her eighth 20-plus dig match of the season.

Five matches into the Big 12 season, the junior Hahn leads the way with 6.05 digs per set and is averaging 5.08 overall for the year.

The 23rd-ranked Cyclones (9-6, 3-2) host West Virginia (8-11, 0-5) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hilton Coliseum.

Hawkeyes' Lovell tabs Big Ten honor

IOWA CITY - Iowa sophomore outside hitter Alex Lovell has been named the Big Ten's Volleyball Player of the Week - the program's first since Sept. 18, 2006.

Lovell led the Hawkeyes to road wins at Indiana (3-1) and No. 12-ranked Purdue (3-0) last weekend.

Lovell had a team-best 37 kills, hitting .297 with three aces and 14 digs in the two match wins. In the upset of Purdue, Lovell posted a career-best 24 kills.

Iowa hosts No. 10 Minnesota on Friday and Wisconsin on Saturday. Both matches start at 7 p.m. at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.



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