Northern Illinois, Ball State Pick Up Volleyball Player of the Week Honors

Updated 9/28/2000
MAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Susie Meshberger, Ball State (Jr., MA)
Linn Grove, Ind. (Indiana State/South Adams HS)
Ball State junior middle attack Susie Meshberger is this weeks MAC Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight week after hitting .407 and averaging 5.75 kills per game. Meshberger had 24 kills in a five-game win over Bowling Green, then had 22 and hit .588 in a three-game win over Western Michigan. In addition, she also averaged 1.13 blocks per game.

Tenisha Wilkins, Northern Illinois (So., OH)
Chicago, Ill. (Simeon Career Academy)
Northern Illinois Tenisha Wilkins shares the MAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors with Ball States Susie Meshberger after averaging 6.25 kills and hitting .368, leading the Huskies to wins over Akron and Buffalo. Wilkins had a career-high 35 kills in a win over the Zips, which was the third-highest kill output in school history, and added 15 kills in a three-game win over the Bulls.

Other nominees:
Name	Att. %	K-E-TA	K/G	D	D/G	B/G
Katie Kuzior, UA	.316	48-11-117	5.33	20	2.22	2.11
Susie Norris, BGSU	.311	39-11-90	4.33	41	4.56	0.22
Jenny Young, CMU	.345	38-8-87	6.33	12	2.00	0.33
Jennifer Dryer, KSU	.490	29-4-51	3.63	14	1.75	0.63
Wendy Williams, MAR	.237	28-10-76	3.50	45	5.62	0.12
Kris Whitfield, Ohio	.322	38-10-87	4.75	31	3.88	0.75
Kacy Stevens, UT	13.25 assists/game	0.25	2	0.50	0.25
Zakiya Pope, WMU	.468	29-7-47	4.83	12	2.00	1.50	

MAC Defensive Player of the Week
Jen Scarpino, Northern Illinois (Jr., DS)
Naperville, Ill. (Waubonsie Valley HS)
Northern Illinois junior defensive specialist Jen Scarpino is this weeks MAC Defensive Player of the Week after averaging 4.63 digs per game. Scarpino garners the honor after helping the Huskies to wins over Akron and Buffalo and increasing their win streak to eight in a row. In the teams match with Akron, Scarpino had a league-best 31 digs, which was the second-highest dig total in NIU history.

Other nominees:
Name	Digs	D/G	BS-BA-TB	B/G	SA	SE
Katie Kuzior, UA	20	2.22	5-14-19	2.11	4	5
Emily Sallee, BSU	32	4.00	0-1-1	0.13	3	0
JoAnna Papageorgiou, BGSU	32	3.56	1-14-15	1.67	2	2
Jennifer Mitchell, CMU	16	2.67	2-3-5	0.83	3	4
Wendy Williams, MAR	45	5.62	0-1-1	0.12	1	2
Lori McColl, Ohio	35	4.38	0-2-2	0.25	4	7
Jessica Buck, UT	5	1.25	0-3-3	0.75	0	1
Monyka Paul, WMU	26	4.33	0-6-6	1.00	1	5