IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa junior Courtney Buzzerio has been named first-team All-Big Ten. The announcement was made by the league office on Thursday.
Buzzerio, who played setter and right-side hitter in Iowa’s 6-2 system, is the first Hawkeye to earn first-team All-Big Ten honors since Sara Meyermann in 2001. Buzzerio is the eighth first-team honoree in school history.
The Chino Hills, California, native, led Iowa in kills (184) and aces (20), ranked second in assists (323), and third in digs (127) and total blocks (46). She posted a team-high eight double-doubles, including a string of four straight. Buzzerio recorded her third career triple-double (13 kills, 21 assists, 11 digs) against Indiana on Feb. 5., becoming the only individual in the Big Ten to record a triple-double and only one of 22 in the nation to do so this season.
Buzzerio, who played in every rotation, finished the season averaging 9.2 kills, 16.1 assists, and 6.3 digs in 20 matches.
Junior outside hitter Edina Schmidt was also selected as Iowa’s recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. The Germany native led the team in total attacks (587) and ranked second in kills (183).
Schmidt started the team’s final eight matches, where she recorded eight matches with 10 or more kills. Her 21 kills against Rutgers on Feb. 20 set a new career high and were the most by a Hawkeye in a single match this season.