IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa freshman setter Brie Orr has been named Big Ten Conference co-Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Orr is the first Hawkeye in program history to receive Freshman of the Week honors. The award was introduced in 2009.
“Brie has been on a tremendous growth curve already this season and we are looking forward to where she will lead the team as our setter,” said UI head coach Bond Shymansky. “We know she can run a high-paced and complicated offensive system and she will continue to be a clutch performer for us as we head into Big Ten play.”
Orr registered 117 assists in three matches to lead Iowa to a perfect 3-0 record at the American Volleyball Classic on Sept. 15-16. Orr recorded 39 assists against Howard, 42 assists against American, and 36 assists against Princeton to earn all-tournament honors. In addition, Orr chipped in 13 kills, a .500 attack percentage, and 15 digs over the weekend.
Orr’s 515 assists currently rank No. 2 in the Big Ten and 24th in the nation, while her 11.44 assists per set rank No. 5 in the league and No. 17 in the nation. She has 12 matches with 30-or-more assists and six matches with 40-or-more assists.
This is the third straight year a Hawkeye has received Big Ten weekly honors under Shymansky. The last Hawkeye to earn a weekly conference honor was Reghan Coyle in 2016.