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Benson named conference’s top defender for the week

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Senior middle blocker Ashley Benson was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.

Benson’s 23 total blocks in the Hoosiers’ weekend matches against Wisconsin and then-No. 8 Illinois earned the 2009 Third Team All-America selection her fourth weekly conference award.

Benson set a school record for blocks in a three-set affair with 13 rejections in IU’s sweep of the Badgers on Friday. The senior then recorded 10 blocks in a losing effort against the Fighting Illini.

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