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UW’s Carter Booth named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

Carter Booth (Photo: UW)

University of Wisconsin sophomore middle blocker Carter Booth was named Big Ten volleyball Defensive Player of the Week, the Big Ten conference announced on Monday afternoon. Booth helped the Badgers to a 2-0 week tallying 13 total blocks, including two solo.

The six-foot-seven middle blocker averaged 2.17 blocks per set, including four alone in the third set against the Buckeyes, in the back-to-back sweeps over No. 22 Ohio State and Michigan, according to a press release form UW Athletics. Booth also tallied 14.5 points, averaging 2.42 points per set.

Booth joined the Badgers this year after spending a season at Minnesota, where she earned first-team All-Big Ten, Big Ten All-Freshman Team, American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-North Region, and AVCA North Region Freshman of the Year honors in 2022.

The No. 1 Wisconsin volleyball team (13-0) remains undefeated and will continue conference play on the road against Iowa (8-8 overall, 0-4 in the Big 10) on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.

Wisconsin’s 13-0 is the second-best opening in program history. The best start was a 16-0 start in 2020.