Junior, outside hitter, Danielle Cuttino was unanimously selected by the conference coaches to All-Big Ten Team. Transitioning from middle to outside, Cuttino has been masterful this season averaging 4.03 kills per set, to pace Purdue, while hitting .264. She’s led the Boilers in kills 25 times this season and only had one match where she didn’t tally double-digit kills.
Reliable, senior, middle blocker, Faye Adelaja was an honorable mention selection. Adelaja’s consistency was key for Purdue through their struggles this season. Adelaja led Purdue, hitting .365, third in the B1G, 40th best nationally. At the net she’s posted 2.26 kills per set and 0.87 blocks per set. Faye also was awarded the Sportsmanship award for Purdue.
Player of the Year- Sarah Wilhite, Minnesota
Defensive Player of the Year- Justine Wong-Orantes, Nebraska
Setter of the Year- Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Minnesota
Freshman of the Year- Molly Haggerty, Wisconsin
Coach of the Year- John Cook, Nebraska
Purdue starts their tournament run Thursday evening in Columbia, Missouri against Iowa State at 5:30 ET. The match will be live on ESPN3.