USD VB Player Snags Third Summit League Player-of-the-Week Honor this Season

SIOUX FALLS, SD ( – South Dakota fourth-year junior Elizabeth Juhnke has been named the TicketSmarter Summit League Volleyball Offensive Peak Performer of the Week for the third time this season, the league announced Tuesday.

Juhnke, honored for the ninth time in her career, averaged 5.40 kills per set at the Bulls Volleyball Invitational where the Coyotes went 3-0 with wins over Stetson, Cornell, and South Florida. Juhnke contributed match-high kill numbers in all three matches, including her sixth double-double of 20 kills and 13 digs in South Dakota’s 3-1 win over Stetson. The Lakeville, Minnesota, native compiled 54 kills to compliment her 31 digs and 10 blocks over the weekend.

“Elizabeth had another outstanding weekend,” said head coach Leanne Williamson. “Offensively, she was instrumental in our wins this past weekend in Florida. Elizabeth continues to get better each week, and I am excited to see what she is able to accomplish as the season progresses!”

South Dakota, currently on an 11-game win streak, returns to Vermillion to start Summit League play with a 7 p.m. matchup against Omaha on Thursday and a 4:45 p.m. matchup against Denver on Saturday.