Mackenzie Roddy named MAC Scholar-Athlete of the Week

MacKenzie Roddy
MacKenzie Roddy

Northern Illinois University’s Mackenzie Roddy (San Bernardino, Calif./Cajon) was named the Mid-American Conference‘s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.

Roddy opened her senior season in a big way at the NIU Invitational. In three matches, the San Bernardino, California, native posted 55 kills (4.58 kills/set) and a .375 attack percentage, in addition to four service aces (0.33 aces/set) and 33 digs (2.75 digs/set).

In the lid-lifter against Presbyterian, Roddy led the Huskies with 15 kills (3.75 kills/set) and a .400 hitting percentage, in addition to a block solo. The next afternoon, against 2013 NCAA Tournament qualifier Colorado, she posted 29 kills (5.8 kills/set) and a second-straight match with a .400 hitting percentage, along with two block solos. In the tournament finale against Northwestern, Roddy posted 11 kills (3.67 kills/set), a .300 hitting percentage and three service aces (1.0 aces/set).

A business management major, Roddy maintains a 3.94 GPA. This is the second time in her career that she has earned the award after claiming the honor on Oct. 4, 2012. Earlier this week, Roddy was named the MAC West Offensive Player of the Week.

The NIU volleyball team heads west this weekend for the Iowa State Challenge, where they will face the host Cyclones, SEC foe Tennessee and Omaha.

For more information on NIU volleyball and Huskie athletics, visit www.niuhuskies.com.

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