Oct. 8, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two days after earning Player of the Week honors from the Big Ten Conference, Elizabeth Campbell garnered the same recognition on a national level as ESPNW’s National Player of the Week.
Campbell performed on both sides of the net, averaging 4.38 kills and 3.62 digs per set while swinging at a .308 clip; all team highs. Her 40 points responsible for were also a team best, averaging five points per set for the weekend. The junior transfer from Duke opened the weekend by connecting on a dozen kills and narrowly missing out on the double-double with nine digs in a three-set sweep over the Hawkeyes. She added two service aces and a block assist as well, good for 14.5 points while attacking at a .346 rate (12-3-26). The Buckeyes followed the sweep up with a five-set victory in front of 8,000+ fans in Lincoln. Campbell racked up 23 kills and 20 digs with a .288 attack percentage to carry OSU past No. 8 Nebraska. She got in on three blocks to go along with a service ace. Campbell’s 23 kills are the most by any opponent against the Huskers this season.
Campbell is the first Buckeye to earn National Player of the Week laurels since Mari Hole was tabbed as such by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) on Nov. 13, 2012.