Hagen repeats as Big Ten player of the week after two wins in Michigan

For the second time this month, Minnesota junior middle blocker Stephanie Hagen has been named Big Ten player of the week.
The honor comes after Hagen tore up Michigan State and Michigan last weekend on the road. She finished the weekend with a .509 hitting percentage, helping the team to a pair of wins. The Gophers (20-1, 9-1 Big Ten) are tied with Wisconsin for the conference lead.
Hagen leads the conference and is fourth in the nation in hitting percentage with a mark of .434. She also leads the conference in blocks with 1.59 per game.
In addition to her clean play, she averaged 4.71 kills and 2.14 blocks per game in the two wins.
Hagen was named the Big Ten player of the week and the AVCA National player of the week on Oct. 2.
She shared the award with Iowa senior outside hitter Fabiana De Abreu, who had back-to-back double doubles against the same pair of foes.

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