MUNCIE, Ind. - Ball State freshman outside attacker Brendan Surane has been named as an Honorable Mention for Off the Block/Springbak, Inc., National Freshman of the Week as announced Monday afternoon. The freshman helped the No. 13 Ball State men’s volleyball team to three wins last week against then-No. 13 Ohio State, Barton and Mount Olive.
Surane registered a career-high 10 kills in Ball State’s 3-0 sweep of Barton on Friday, Feb. 28. The freshman tied his career-high for blocks in that match with two after picking up a solo block and assisting on another. Surane hit .261 for the match (10-4-23) coming off the bench for the Cardinals.
The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Freshman of the Week is presented to the NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball freshman who had the most outstanding performance during the week.
The winner is announced every Monday during the regular season on the Off the Block website, offtheblockblog.com.
Each of the four NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball conferences have an opportunity each week to nominate one player for the National Freshman of the Week. In addition, fans and teams can nominate a player for the National Freshman of the Week by tweeting their nominee to the official Twitter account of Off the Block, @offtheblock11.
Off the Block is a website that started in January 2011 and has become among the national leaders in college men’s volleyball coverage. Springbak, Inc. is the official sponsor of the 2014 Freshmen All-American Team and National Freshman of the Week and produces high performance footwear used by professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB and U.S. Olympic teams and the top college teams in the nation.
The No. 13 Ball State men’s volleyball team returns to action in Worthen Arena this Friday and Saturday hosting Belmont Abbey and King College. Both matches are set to begin at 7:30 p.m.