DN Weekly Awards

Each week, The Ball State Daily News sports staff picks its PPQ — the player, play and quote of the week. And, with the help of our online readers, the weekly fan choice is also featured.

Here's this week's best:

Player: Kolbrin Vitek, baseball
Vitek was named a national player of the week by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. The All-American junior threw seven shutout innings for the victory Sunday and went 6-for-12 at Ohio over the weekend.

Play: Jessie Ware, softball
Ware continued her tear through the non-conference portion of Ball State's schedule Tuesday in the Cardinals' 11-4 win at IUPUI. In the top of the sixth inning, she ripped the ball into the outfield and turned it into an inside-the-park home run, her second homer of the game and fourth of the season.

Quote: "College football is a game of competition. Shoot, I haven't won any games yet. I've got to go out there and earn everything I do." — Sophomore quarterback Kelly Page on the position competition in spring practice

Fan Choice: Anders Nelson, men's volleyball
In a landslide, Nelson's 43 votes and 67 percent of the vote earned him this week's Fan Choice award. The junior middle attacker had eight blocks in the Cardinals' sweep of No. 3 Cal State Northridge. Nelson held All-American middle attacker Jacek Ratajczak to a season-low .118 attack percentage in the Ball State victory.

To vote in next week's poll, be sure to visit Monday's online edition of The Ball State Daily News.


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