Oct. 29, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senior Amanda Peterson of the No. 15 Ohio State women’s volleyball team was named the Big Ten Setter of the Week, the league office announce Monday. The honor is the first of Peterson’s career.

The Glen Ellyn, Ill., product guided the Buckeyes to a 2-0 record this past weekend, including a 3-1 win over No. 4 Nebraska Friday night in Lincoln. The win was the program’s first over the Huskers since 1991 and its first victory against a Top 5 team since defeating No. 3 Penn State in 2006.

In the team’s win over the Huskers, Peterson totaled 46 assists to guide Ohio State to a .250 attack percentage against a team that was second in the Big Ten in opponent attack percentage (.180). She also tied a career-high with 16 digs to notch her sixth double-double of the year. Peterson chipped in two kills, a service ace and a block assist in the win.

Against Iowa Saturday, Peterson led the Buckeyes to a 3-0 victory over the Hawkeyes in Iowa City. With 46 assists, Peterson paced the Ohio State offense to a .348 hitting percentage. She also picked up her seventh double-double this season with 11 digs. In addition, Peterson totaled five kills on seven attempts with one error for a .571 hitting percentage.

Overall, Peterson finished with a 13.14 assists per set average and finished second on the team with a 3.86 digs average.

Ohio State (17-7, 8-4 Big Ten) returns to St. John Arena this weekend, hosting Wisconsin Friday at 7 p.m. ET and No. 10 Minnesota Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.