Groskreutz named NSIC Defensive Player of the Week
Monday, September 10, 2007
Groskreutz named NSIC Defensive Player of the Week
ST. PAUL, Minn. - For the first time this season Bemidji State University’s sophomore outside hitter Brie Groskreutz (Reedsburg, Wis.) has been named Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Defensive Player of the Week for her performance in BSU’s weekend matches versus the Northern State University Wolves and the University of Mary.

In two matches last week, the sophomore recorded a total of 61 digs (6.78 d/g), three blocks (0.33 b/g), 11 kills (1.22 k/g), and two services aces. She set a career-high in digs leading the team with 31 in a loss to Northern State University and then followed that performance with a 30 dig afternoon against the University of Mary.

Groskreutz is the first BSU player in history to record at least 30 digs in back-to-back matches. She is averaging 5.23 d/g on the season and has accumulated 115 digs in six matches. With the 31 dig performance she tied Allison Hyatt for the second most digs in a match by a BSU player, Kristine Engman sits atop the list with 36 digs in a match against MSU Moorhead on Oct. 19, 2004.

Groskreutz is the first Bemidji State University volleyball player to receive NSIC player of the week honors this season and is the first player to garner the award since Nov. 1, 2004 when Heather Haugen received the honor.

Bemidji State (2-4, 0-2 NSIC) will look to stop its three game skid tomorrow evening, Sept. 11, as the Beavers will travel to St. Cloud, Minn., to take on the St. Cloud State Huskies (5-6, 0-0) at 7:00 p.m. in a non-conference match.

NSIC Players of the Week: September 10, 2007
Offensive Player of the Week: Laura Hegerle, Southwest Minnesota State
Defensive Player of the Week: Brie Groskreutz, Bemidji State
Setter of the Week: Sara Graf, Southwest Minnesota State