COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sophomore defensive specialist Hannah Gruensfelder is the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.
Gruensfelder reached double figures in digs in every match during Ohio State’s 3-0 run at the Towson Invitational. The Weldon Springs, Mo. native successfully handled 48 error-free service receptions and averaged 6.70 digs per set over the weekend.
The Buckeye libero opened the tournament with 19 digs and seven assists against Princeton. On Saturday, she dug 20-plus balls versus Missouri (27) and Towson (21). She also had a pair of service aces in both matches.
Gruensfelder is the second Buckeye to receive conference recognition this season (Lauren Witte, Aug. 27). This is the second weekly honor of Gruensfelder’s career as she was named Big Ten co-Freshman of the Week on Sept. 11, 2017.