After hosting the 2012 Ameritas Players Challenge last weekend, the Huskers will travel to Ames, Iowa for a showdown with the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum.
Former Big 12 foes, Nebraska and Iowa State have met a total of 80 times, with Nebraska leading the all-time series at 79-1. The Huskers last met the Cyclones on Sept. 17, 2011 when Nebraska swept ISU 3-0.
Nebraska Ranked No. 1
The No. 1 ranking represents the 85th week that Nebraska has been ranked No. 1 in the AVCA Coaches Poll. Since 2001, the Huskers have been ranked No. 1 for 52 weeks, including holding the top spot nationally for the entire 2006 season and for 15 weeks during the 2005 season.
Huskers Earn Big Ten Weekly Honors
Nebraska senior Lauren Cook and freshman Meghan Haggerty have both been honored by the Big Ten Conference with weekly Big Ten Awards. Cook was named the Big Ten Co-Player and Setter of the Week, while Haggerty has earned two Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors.
Cook guided the Husker attack to wins over Saint Louis (3-0), No. 1 UCLA (3-2) and Notre Dame (3-0) during the first weekend of play. She notched double-doubles in all three matches, including 56 assists and 22 digs against the Bruins. Cook averaged 10.7 assists, 4.4 digs and 0.4 blocks per set. She also tabbed 27 assists against Saint Louis and 35 against Notre Dame, helping Nebraska hit .365 against the Fighting Irish.
Haggerty earned Big Ten honors after she hit .545 against UC Irvine, recording seven kills on 11 swings to go along with four blocks to help Nebraska to a 3-0 victory. She also averaged 2.3 kills and 1.3 blocks per set in the match.
She earned the award for the second consecutive week after helping Nebraska to the 2012 Ameritas Players Challenge team title. She hit .600 for the week as the Huskers beat Oklahoma (3-0) and No. 19 Kentucky (3-1). She recorded an .818 hitting percentage against the Sooners, posting nine kills on 11 swings. She also averaged 2.4 kills and 1.6 blocks per set.