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Davis and Brittany Witt Earn Weekly BIG EAST Volleyball Awards

Davis and Brittany Witt Earn Weekly BIG EAST Volleyball Awards

OMAHA, Neb. — The No. 10 Creighton Volleyball team swept all three BIG EAST weekly honors on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Brittany Witt was named Defensive Player of the Week, while Keeley Davis brought home both the Offensive Player of the Week and the Freshman of the Week honor. It’s the sixth straight week Davis has been named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week, extending her league record.

Davis led all BIG EAST players with 4.75 kills per set, hitting .370 to help Creighton to a 2-0 road trip with wins at DePaul (3-0) and No. 10 Marquette (3-2).

The freshman from Highlands Ranch, Colo., started her week with seven kills, five digs and an ace on .286 hitting in a 3-0 win at DePaul.

Davis then more than doubled her previous high as she pounded 31 kills in a 3-2 road win at No. 10 Marquette, all while hitting .390 and adding seven digs, two aces and a block assist. Davis’ 31 kills were the most by any BIG EAST player since 2016, the most by a Creighton player since 1996, and just one shy of CU’s single-match record. She had 10 kills in the third set alone, then added seven more in the fourth set. In the decisive fifth set, Davis had six early kills as CU blitzed to a 10-4 lead in an eventual 15-8 victory.

In addition to her attacking prowess, Davis’ seven digs tied her season-high, and she now owns at least one ace in eight matches in a row.

Witt led all BIG EAST players with 5.50 digs per set last week. The senior libero was also targeted 35 times in serve receive on the weekend, allowing just one ace while helping with passes that led to 18 kills.

The Omaha product opened her week with nine digs and a season-best four aces in a 3-0 sweep at DePaul on Friday. CU’s defense held DePaul to just 32 kills in the match, 15 fewer than any other league contest for the Blue Demons this fall. Witt’s four aces helped her move into a tie for fifth place in program history with 105 in her career.

On Saturday, Witt had a career-high 35 digs in Creighton’s 3-2 win at No. 10 Marquette in a battle for first place. Witt’s 35 digs were the most by a Bluejay since 2012, and just three shy of the program record for one match.

Witt’s big weekend moved her to the top of the digs per set category in both league matches (5.48 dps.) and all games (5.10 dps.).

Creighton returns home this weekend for a pair of home matches. The Bluejays entertain Butler on Friday at 7 p.m. before welcoming Xavier on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the program’s annual Pink Out.

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