Granquist recognized by Big Ten for defensive performance

by Lindsay Guentzel


            For the second time this season, junior Jessica Granquist has been recognized by the Big Ten for her performance as the Gophers’ starting libero. 

            Notching a career-best 38 digs during the Gophers’ 3-1 win over Purdue, Granquist was named the Big Ten Player of the Week today.  She also recognized on Sept. 6 with the high conference honors.

            The recognition comes after the 17th-ranked Gophers won both home games this weekend, taking out Purdue on Friday and sweeping Indiana on Sunday.

            The Gophers head out on the road this week, with a mid-week game against Iowa on Wednesday and a tough match-up with No. 25 Northwestern on Sunday.

            They return home on Oct. 22, hosting No. 7 Illinois.