USD Volleyball Player Grabs Final Defensive Player-of-the-Week Award of the Season for the Summit League

SIOUX FALLS, SD ( – South Dakota fourth-year junior Madison Harms has been named the TicketSmarter Summit League Volleyball Defensive Peak Performer of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.

Harms, honored for the sixth time in her career, averaged 1.43 blocks and 2.43 kills per set through South Dakota’s last week of league play. The Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, native totaled 17 kills and 10 blocks over the two-game span. Her 145 blocks this season sits at second in the league and ranks 17th nationally. She holds the USD program records in the rally scoring era for assisted blocks, solo blocks, and total blocks.

I am so proud of Madison for finishing the season strong from the defensive end,” said head coach Leanne Williamson. “She continues to use her length to defend at a high level which has impacted our team greatly!”

South Dakota heads into the Summit League Tournament as the No. 1 seed this week in Omaha. As the No. 1 seed, the Coyotes earned a first-round bye and will play their first match of the tournament on Friday at 4 p.m. South Dakota will face the winner of the No. 4 Denver vs. No. 5 South Dakota State match.