Kansas Jayhawks senior libero Brianne Riley was named the Big 12 conference’s defensive player of the week after leading the team to a 3-0 mark over the weekend in Milwaukee. Riley keyed the team’s strong performance in the InnTowner Invitational.
Kansas on the season has a record of 7-3, seeing this award go to their team for a second straight week. Caroline Jarmoc earned the award last week.
Riley made 71 digs throughout the weekend, including keying the team’s efforts in a key matchup vs Wisconsin to start the weekend. The Badgers entered the tournament undefeated with a national ranking of 25. The team jumped on Kansas, two sets to none only for Riley to punch in 28 digs en route to a come-from-behind victory.
The Jayhawks next up travel back home for the Kansas Invitational over the weekend, and five straight games at home.
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