MILWAUKEE - Women's volleyball player Danielle Carlson is the GoMarquette.com Student-Athlete of the Week after earning most valuable player honors at the Ambassador Hotel Golden Eagle Classic.
Carlson helped Marquette knock off No. 23 Michigan Friday evening at the Al McGuire Center and hit .449 on her way to MVP honors in the three-day tournament. The senior middle hitter accounted for just a pair of hitting errors on the weekend in four matches, including two against ranked opponents.
The Marshfield, Wis., native recorded 12 kills in MU's 3-1 victory over the No. 23 Wolverines, the highest-ranked foe MU has ever defeated. She also landed 14 kills on 31 error-free swings against No. 25 Northern Iowa with four blocks.
Carlson is a senior theology and psychology double major and winner of the 2011-12 BIG EAST Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award for women's volleyball.
The Golden Eagles return to action Friday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. against Pacific in its first match of the Marquette Invitational, which will run through Saturday.
2012-13 GoMarquette.com Student-Athlete of the Week
||Carlson helped Marquette knock off No. 23 Michigan Friday evening at the Al McGuire Center and hit .449 on her way to MVP honors in the three-day tournament. The senior middle hitter accounted for just a pair of hitting errors on the weekend in four matches, including two against ranked opponents.
||Lyon was named the BIG EAST Conference Goalkeeper of the Week on Sept. 3 after posting his second and third consecutive shutouts of the season. He grabbed four saves in a 1-0 win against UIC and four more saves in a victory at Drake to help the Golden Eagles start the season 4-0-0 for the first time since 2000.
||Jansson's third career game-winning goal topped the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as time expired in regulation Friday evening to help MU claim the Milwaukee Cup.
||Miller was tabbed BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week following her efforts in a 4-0 win over St. Bonaventure on Aug. 17. The senior anchored a defensive unit that allowed two shots, including just one shot on goal. The senior also assisted on the first goal of the match and played 79 minutes.
||Miller netted the game-winning goal in Marquette's exhibition opener against Wisconsin on Thursday, Aug. 9.
||Thomas averaged 24.3 points, 6.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds in the 2012 Scion Dental Milwaukee Summer Pro-Am Tournament to claim MVP honors. The Racine native notched 35 points and 10 assists in the championship game.
||Track & Field
||Kennedy claimed gold Saturday at the 2012 Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships in the women's hammer throw with a toss of 50.85 meters (166 feet, 10 inches) in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
||Sjoberg took home Best Defender honors at the Thunder Bay Chill awards dinner last week. The 6-foot-7 Swedish stopper helped the Chill post a 13-2-1 record in USL Premier Development League action on its way to a Heartland Division trophy.
||Carlson, who is a returning AVCA All-American, was named the 2011-12 BIG EAST Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award winner for women's volleyball. Carlson carries a theology and psychology double major and ranked 17th in the NCAA in hitting percentage in 2011.
||Kelly helped her club team, the KC Dynamos, to the U23 United States Amatuer Soccer Association National Region II Cup and earned a berth in the National Cup Finals, July 20-22.
||Crowder was selected with the 34th pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers before his rights were traded to the Dallas Mavericks. He is the 55th MU player selected in the draft.