Chipman Named Big 12 Player of the Week
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Senior middle blocker Kelsey Chipman added one more award to her list of achievements this season being named the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week to close the year. It is Chipman's second Defensive Player of the Week Award of her career and third overall receiving Defensive and Offensive Player each once last season.
In the final two matches of her career, Chipman showed why she is one of the best to play middle blocker in K-State history and why she is among the career leaders in block assists in Big 12 history as well. Against No. 8 Nebraska on Wednesday night, Chipman helped lead the Wildcats to post 17 blocks against the Cornhuskers. It was the most blocks allowed by Nebraska since Kansas tallied 17 in 1998. Chipman had 10 blocks, four of them solo stops, en route to posting her fifth career 10-block match the second most in the program's history. The four solo blocks are tied for second in a three-set match as well. Nebraska got the sweep over the Wildcats, but K-State kept it close throughout the match pushing the Cornhuskers to extra points in the first and second sets before falling 32-30, 26-24, 25-22.
Against Texas Tech on Saturday in her final match, Chipman posted six block assists to go along with 12 kills as she hit .296 en route to getting a win over the Red Raiders. She averaged 2.43 blocks per set in her final week and moved into a tie for ninth in career block assists in Big 12 history and solidified her spot as No. 2 at K-State.
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