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Rodriguez Earns B1G Defensive Player of the Week

Nebraska junior libero Lexi Rodriguez was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, the conference office announced. 

For the two-time All-American, it's the second time this season and fifth time in her career she has received Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. 

Rodriguez led the Huskers to a Big Ten title over the weekend with 5.67 digs per set in sweeps of Michigan and Iowa. The Sterling, Ill., native had 19 digs in a sweep at Iowa on Sunday as the Huskers clinched the outright Big Ten title. She also had 15 digs and four set assists in a 3-0 win over Michigan on Friday, as the Huskers held the Wolverines to a .047 hitting percentage. 

For the week, the Huskers held their two opponents to a combined .086 hitting percentage, and they continue to lead the nation in opponent hitting percentage at .131.