Bessler Garners BIG EAST Rookie Of The Week Accolade

Abbey Bessler garnered BIG EAST Rookie of the Week Honors.

Abbey Bessler garnered BIG EAST Rookie of the Week Honors.

Sept. 30, 2013

CINCINNATI - Freshman Abbey Bessler was named the BIG EAST Volleyball Rookie of the Week after helping Xavier defeat Butler last Friday. This marks the first weekly award for Bessler.

A graduate of St. Henry HS in nearby Hebron, Ky., Bessler pounded out 20 kills against the Bulldogs. Even more impressively, the outside hitter connected on a hitting percent of .415 against a Butler squad that entered the match ranked sixth in the nation in blocks. She added 12 digs in her performance, giving her a team-best eight double-doubles on the season.

Bessler's performance was instrumental in helping Xavier win its first BIG EAST Conference match in any sport. The volleyball team will be back in action with three home contests this weekend. Xavier opens the three-game weekend with a 7 p.m. match against Seton Hall on Friday.