SDSU’s Burk and USD’s Harms receive the final weekly TicketSmarter #SummitVB honors of the season

SIOUX FALLS, SDSouth Dakota’s Crystal Burk and South Dakota’s Madison Harms received the final TicketSmarter Summit League Volleyball Peak Performer of the Week awards of the season. Burk picked up the offensive honor while Harms picked up the defensive honor, league officials announced Tuesday.

Burk led the Jackrabbits to a pair of sweeps last week, where she earned the title of SDSU kills leader in a season with 528. The Newman, Georgia native secured the record with 11 kills at a .458 batting average with just one penalty against North Dakota. Burk totaled 20 kills for a new season high in the win over North Dakota State, the Jackrabbits’ seventh straight win.

Overall, Burk averaged 5.17 kills per set and posted a .420 batting average. She moved up to third place on SDSU’s list of career kills and now has 1,597 career kills, which ranks seventh in league history.

Harms averaged 1.43 blocks per set and 2.43 kills per set in seven sets played last week. She totaled 10 blocks and 17 kills in a split of USD’s two matches. Against North Dakota State, Iowa native Sergeant Bluff had 10 kills and one miss on 23 swings with five block assists.

In a sweep against North Dakota, the junior middle blocker’s seven kills were accompanied by five blocks, including a solo block. Harms is now the record holder of the USD in the Rally Scoring era for supported blocks, solo blocks and total blocks.

OFFENSIVE PEAK PERFORMER OF THE WEEK
Crystal Burk, State of South Dakota
GR. | OH | Neuman, Ga.

  • Earned the second Offensive Peak Performer Award of her career
  • Averaging 5.17 kills per set with a hit rate of .420 in a pair of sweeps
  • Hit .458 overall with 11 kills in a win over North Dakota, officially earning her the title of SDSU Kills Leader in a season
  • Counted 20 kills in an NDSU sweep for a new season high in a three-set match, propelling her to third place on SDSU’s career kills list

Also nominated: Marriah Buss (Omaha), Kalena Vaivai (Oral Roberts), Elizabeth Juhnke (South Dakota), Syra Tanchin (North Dakota State).

DEFENSIVE EXCELLENCE OF THE WEEK
Madison Harms, South Dakota
Jr | MB | Sergeant Bluff, Iowa

  • Received second career defensive peak performer award and sixth overall peak performer honorable mention
  • Averaging 1.43 blocks per set and 2.30 kills per set in two matches last week
  • Played in all seven sets for a total of 10 blocks and 17 kills
  • Became program record holder of USD for assisted blocks, solo blocks and total blocks in the Rally Scoring era

Also nominated: Mariah Murdie (Omaha), Ella Thompson (South Dakota State), Logan O’Brien (North Dakota State), Sakira LaCour (Oral Roberts).

2022 Volleyball Leaderboards of the Week
August 30th
Ö:
Elizabeth Juhnke, South Dakota
D: McKenna Ruch, Omaha

September 6th
Ö: Elizabeth Juhnke, South Dakota
D: Cady Boyer, Denver

13.09
Ö: Madison Harms, South Dakota
D: Karli Wenzel, western Illinois

09/20
Ö: Elizabeth Juhnke, South Dakota
D: Brianna Green, Denver

09/27
Ö: Elizabeth Juhnke, South Dakota
D: Lolo Weideman, South Dakota

4th of October
Coo: Elizabeth Juhnke, South Dakota
Coo: Syra Tanchin, State of North Dakota
D: Kortney Carney, North Dakota

October 11th
Ö: Shayla McCormick, Omaha
D: McKenna Ruch, Omaha

October 18th
Ö: Elizabeth Juhnke, South Dakota
D: Logan O’Brien, State of North Dakota

October 25
Ö: Ali Hinze, State of North Dakota
D: Madison Harms, South Dakota

November 1st
Ö: Elizabeth Juhnke, South Dakota
D: Kortney Carney, North Dakota

November 8th
Ö: Crystal Burk, State of South Dakota
D: Lolo Weideman, South Dakota

15th of November
Ö: Elizabeth Juhnke, South Dakota
D: Ella Thompson, State of South Dakota

November 22
Ö: Crystal Burk, State of South Dakota
D: Madison Harms, South Dakota

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