Ariel Turner has been named B1G Player of the Week after impressive performances against Northwestern and #21 Illinois. Ariel combined for 44 kills and 26 digs this weekend, good for 4.89 kills per set, 2.89 digs per set, as well as 0.40 blocks per set and an ace as well. Her impressive performance helped push Purdue to its first 4-0 start in B1G play for the first time since 1990, as she has now tallied 1,577 kills during her career at Purdue.
Ariel got a double-double against Northwestern on Friday night, and almost reached the 20-20 mark with 19 kills and 17 digs. Though she only had 9 digs against Illinois, Turner led Purdue over the Illini with 25 kills and had a hitting percentage of 0.364 with only 5 errors.
This is Ariel's first B1G Player of the Week award during the 2012 season, and her 6th at Purdue (she earned 5 in 2011).