COLUMBUS, Ohio – Defensive specialist Kylie Murr was selected as the Big Ten Defensive Player and Co-Freshman of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
The Yorktown, Ind. native led the Buckeyes in digs in all three matches during wins over Miami (Ohio), Illinois State and Dayton. Her contributions helped Ohio State clinch the Buckeye Invitational crown for the first time since 2006 and earned her tournament MVP honors.
Murr was impressive on the serve receive, making just two errors in 64 attempts for a .969 average. Against Dayton, she handled 28 error-free service receptions and handed out a career-high nine assists. Murr averaged 5.36 digs per set and had double-digit digs in every match, including 20-plus performances against the RedHawks (24) and Flyers (21).
The freshman currently leads the Big Ten and ranks 12th nationally with 5.40 digs per set. Murr is the first Buckeye to receive weekly conference honors this season.