Millikin's Becker Named CCIW Player of the Week As Big Blue Climb to No. 19

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Millikin's Jade Becker and Wheaton's Hannah Japp were named the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Volleyball Players of the Week on Tuesday.

Becker, a senior middle hitter from Mt. Zion, Illinois and Mt. Zion High School (Biology/Pre-PT major), helped lead the Big Blue to a 5-0 record last week including CCIW wins over North Central and Wheaton. She had 12 kills and hit .280 in a four-set win over North Central on October 21, as well as nine kills and a .412 hitting percentage in a three-set win over Wheaton on October 24. She also had 10 kills and hit .364 against Dubuque and 18 kills and a .667 hitting percentage vs. UW-Platteville.

The Millikin volleyball team is ranked 19th in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III poll released on October 28, 2014.

Millikin went 5-0 on the week, but slipped one spot from last week's 18th ranking.  Millikin is 27-5 on the season and will play at Illinois Wesleyan on October 29.  The Big Blue will be at home on November 4 for its final regular season game hosting #16 Elmhurst College at 7 p.m.  

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