ISU's Boeve Named Big 12 Player of the Week

Iowa State's Erin Boeve earned Big 12 Conference Volleyball Player of the Week honors for matches of Sept. 26-Oct. 2, the league office announced.

"I am really happy for Erin, it is a well deserved honor," said head coach Christy Johnson.  "She is an exceptional athlete and also one of the hardest workers on the team - she has come a long way this year because of that strong work ethic."

It is Boeve's first weekly conference accolade and she becomes the second Cyclone to win the award in Big 12 history. Colleen Henican was named player of the week on Nov. 17, 1997.

Erin Boeve, Iowa State, MB, So., 6-2, Steen, Minn./Hills-Beaver Creek
Boeve averaged 4.75 points, 3.50 kills and 2.33 blocks in the Cyclones' sweep of Colorado and North Dakota State last week. She also tallied a .348 hitting percentage and a .833 serving percentage in six games.

In the Big 12 contest against Colorado on Wednesday, Boeve recorded 10 kills and nine block assists. ISU defeated the Buffs 30-26, 30-28, 30-21 to improve to 3-2 in the conference. Iowa State is tied for fifth place with Kansas State in the Big 12 standings.

Boeve posted 11 kills and a .500 attack percentage on Saturday in the North Dakota State victory (30-25, 30-20, 30-16). The Steen, Minn., native added one solo block and four block assists to the Cyclone effort. Entering last week, Boeve was ranked fifth in the nation in blocks per game (1.75) -- one of only two Big 12 players in the top five.

The Cyclones host Texas Tech at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Hilton Coliseum. ISU has compiled a 10-6 overall record, surpassing their eight-win season total from a year ago with 15 matches remaining in the regular season.

2005 BIG 12 VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
 Aug. 29--Christina Houghtelling, Nebraska
 Sept. 5--Lindsey Hunter, Missouri
 Sept. 12--Laura Jones, Texas A&M
 Sept. 19--Josi Lima, Kansas
 Sept. 26--Nicole Wilson, Missouri
 Oct. 3--Erin Boeve, Iowa State

 


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