Creighton senior Kelli Browning has been named BIG EAST Defensive Volleyball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday afternoon.
This is the second time in three weeks that Browning has earned the award, having also won it on October 6.
A Waukesha, Wis., native, Browning averaged 2.33 blocks, 2.33 kills and 0.67 digs per set in a pair of 3-0 victories last weekend. Creighton held St. John’s and Providence to a combined total of 49 kills on .011 hitting in six sets that saw the Jays outscore their league rivals 150-90.
On Friday, Browning had seven blocks, seven kills and two digs in a 3-0 win over St. John’s, as CU avenged its only home loss in BIG EAST play in the past two years. Four of her blocks came against BIG EAST kill leader Karin Palgutova.
On Sunday, Browning had seven kills and seven blocks on .545 hitting in CU’s 3-0 win over Providence. Browning’s blocking helped hold PC to -.151 hitting, the poorest mark ever by a Bluejay opponent. In addition, Providence’s 17 kills were the third-fewest in history against Creighton.
For the week, Browning oublocked Creighton’s opponents, 14-7.
First place Creighton (15-7, 8-1 BIG EAST) returns to action on Friday when it hosts defending league champion Marquette in a 7 pm match at D.J. Sokol Arena. That contest will be streamed on the BIG EAST Digital Network.