Bober earns MVC honors
OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton Volleyball senior Megan Bober has been named MVC
Defensive Player of the Week, the third straight week she's been honored by
the league office.
Bober had a double-double and a triple-double while leading the Bluejays to
at least a share of its first MVC title in program history. The Murdock,
Neb., product averaged 9.29 assists, 4.29 digs, 1.29 blocks and 2.57 kills
per set while hitting a healthy .378 and helping to hold the opposition to
.084 hitting on the week.
Creighton (24-3, 15-1 MVC) never trailed Friday¹s 3-0 win over Indiana State
as Bober contributed 27 assists, 11 digs, six kills and five blocks while
hitting .455. Creighton held ISU to .019 hitting as Creighton outscored the
Sycamores, 75-40. The start was Bober¹s 121st in her career, setting a
Bober then capped off her home career with a match to remember, finishing
with 38 assists, 19 digs, 12 kills and four blocks on Senior Night in a 3-1
win over Illinois State. It was Bober¹s fifth triple-double of the season
and 14th of her esteemed career, and helped Creighton clinch a share of its
first title in program history. Bober¹s 19 digs tied a career-best. With
Creighton trailing 24-22 in the third set of a match knotted at 1-all, Bober
assisted a Kelli Browning kill, then teamed with Browning for a block to
fend off a second ISU set point. Two points later, Bober hammered a
set-clinching kill that sent the match to the fourth set, where she had four
kills and eight digs of a 25-17 win that clinched the title. The win was her
76th in a Bluejay uniform, tying another school-record.
Bober ranks in the top-10 in Creighton history in assists, digs, aces and
blocks and is the nation¹s only player averaging at least 9.50 assists, 0.90
blocks and 1.75 kills per set.
A leading contender for Valley Player of the Year accolades, Bober has been
named MVC Player of the Week three times this year (Aug. 27, Oct. 8, Nov.
5), MVC Defensive Player of the Week twice (Oct. 29 and Nov. 12) and has
also been named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (Aug. 29, Sept. 12, Oct. 10)
three times this year.
Ranked 23rd nationally, Creighton returns to action on Friday with a 7 pm
match at Wichita State.
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