The Wisconsin Badger women’s volleyball team had two players named to the 2017 All-Big Ten team. A pair of middle blockers, junior Tionna Williams and freshman Dana Rettke were both named to the squad.
Rettke and teammate, setter Sydney Hilley were named to the All-Freshman team.
Rettke, after setting a Big Ten Conference record with nine Freshman of the Week awards, was named the Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year. The 6’8 middle blocker becomes the fifth Badger to earn the rookie honor, following teammate Molly Haggerty, who was honored in 2016. Her selection to the All-Big Ten team was unanimous.
On the season, Rettke leads the Badgers and ranks second in the Big Ten with a .445 hitting percentage. She also leads the team and ranks 13th in the conference with 3.37 kills per set. The freshman has a team-best 1.42 blocks per set, which ranks third in the Big Ten. The Riverside, Illinois native leads all Big Ten freshmen in hitting percentage and blocks per set while ranking third in kills per set. [Read more…]