Licht Named Big XII Player of Week

Nebraska senior Lindsey Licht was honored by the Big 12 Conference on Monday afternoon as the league's Offensive Player of the Week. It was the first time in Licht's career that she has earned a player of the week honor from the conference.

A native of Aurora, Colo., Licht started 2010 on fire at the Runza/AVCA Showcase in Omaha at the Qwest Center with 32 kills on just 48 swings to hit .542 in two matches against then-ranked No. 14 Kentucky and No. 13 Florida. After putting away 14 kills in a sweep of Kentucky on Saturday, Licht followed with a career-best 18 kills in a five-set loss to Florida on Sunday.

Licht's .650 (14-1-20) hitting percentage against the Wildcats was tops in the Big 12 over the weekend, while her .464 (18-5-28) hitting against the Gators ranked third best. The 6-5 lefty also put up a solid defensive weekend, as she produced eight blocks, including three solo stuffs.

The Huskers will be back in Omaha on Tuesday night to take on the Creighton Bluejays. The match is set to start at 7 p.m. at the D.J. Sokol Arena and can be heard across the state on the Huskers Sports Network as well as