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TCU’s Igodan, Texas Tech Pair Claim Weekly Volleyball Accolades
September 04, 2012
Yvonne Igodan (TCU) becomes the first Horned Frog to earn a Big 12 weekly honor as the junior picked up the league's volleyball Offensive Player of the Week for matches from Aug. 27-Sept. 2. Texas Tech claimed the other two weekly accolades with Rachel Brummitt earning her second straight Defensive Player of the Week honor and Emily Reutter collecting the Rookie of the Week award.

The Defensive Player of the Week has been claimed in back-to-back weeks by the same student-athlete on six other occasions. Brummitt is the first TTU player to earn the honor two weeks in a row.

Yvonne Igodan, TCU, MB, Jr., Houston, Texas
Igodan was named the MVP of last weekend's TCU Nike Invitational after tallying 55 kills (an average of 5.50 per set) on 96 total attacks, while logging just 10 errors. She had a .469 attack percentage for the weekend and leads the Big 12 with a .458 hitting percentage. Her four straight kills to end the match against Army clinched the tournament title for TCU and led them to a 3-0 weekend along with a fifth straight win. Her 24 kills against Army were a career high. Defensively, Igodan had nine blocks on the weekend, including one solo.

Rachel Brummitt, Texas Tech, L, So., Plano, Texas/Radford
Brummitt led Texas Tech to a 3-0 showing in its own Lonestar Showdown last weekend. The Plano, Texas-native totaled 60 digs over three matches while adding four aces to help the Red Raiders improve to 7-0 overall, the program's best start since winning eight straight to open the 2003 season. Brummitt broke the Texas Tech single-match record for most digs in a three-set match in its 3-0 sweep of San Jose State as she scooped up 27 balls in the contest, snapping a 21-year-old record of 24 that was set in 1990. Brummitt finished with 21 digs in Tech's 3-1 victory in the tournament finale against Northwestern State which was her third 20-dig performance this season. Entering the week, the sophomore is currently second in the Conference in digs per set (4.92), but leads in overall digs with 128. She is also fourth in service aces per set (0.46) after totaling four last weekend, giving her 12 for the season.

Emily Ruetter, Texas Tech, S, Fr., Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Ruetter maintained a balanced offense during TTU's Lonestar Showdown last weekend with 111 assists to go along with 21 digs and seven blocks. The Canadian native moved up to sixth on the Big 12 charts in assists per set, averaging 9.69 per frame, second-most among freshmen setters in the Conference. On top of her performance offensively, Ruetter also posted her third double-double of the season in Tech's 3-0 sweep of San Jose State as she totaled 10 digs from the back row. She also added five blocks to go along with her 38 assists in the finale against Northwestern State, one off her season high.

Date Offensive Player of the Week Defensive Player of the Week Rookie of the Week
Aug. 27     Hannah Sackett, West Virginia, OH, Fr. Rachel Brummitt, Texas Tech, L, So. Hannah Sackett, West Virginia, OH, Fr.
Sept. 4 Yvonne Igodan, TCU, MB, Jr. Rachel Brummitt, Texas Tech, L, So. Emily Ruetter, Texas Tech, S, Fr.
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