Bain, Cornelius Sweep Ivy League Awards

Bain, Cornelius Sweep Ivy League Awards

Cornelius earned her first career honor from the Ivy League after averaging 2.78 kills and 1.33 blocks over four matches (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's volleyball team has swept the Ivy League weekly awards as Corinne Bain has been named Player of the Week with Christina Cornelius picking up Rookie of the Week plaudits.

Bain has now been named Player of the Week three straight times to begin the season, becoming the first women's volleyball student-athlete to take home three consecutive honors since Princeton's Lydia Rudnick did so in 2010. She now boasts eight player of the week accolades for her career, and has been recognized by the Ivy League with either a weekly award or inclusion on the Honor Roll 21 out of 25 weeks during her career, including 17 consecutive weeks dating back to her freshman season.

This is Cornelius' first weekly award from the conference after having been included on the Honor Roll each of the first two weeks of the season.  It also marks the first time Harvard has swept the Ancient Eight awards since Nov. 5, 2013 when Kathleen Wallace was named Player of the Week and Bain was tabbed Rookie of the Week.

Bain and Cornelius led Harvard to a 3-1 week and both were also recognized with inclusion on the New England Challenge All-Tournament team. Bain turned in four straight double-doubles, averaging 2.33 kills, 6.44 assists, 3.67 digs and 0.83 blocks, and moved into fourth place in program history with 103 service aces.

Cornelius, meanwhile, averaged 2.78 kills, 1.33 blocks, 1.00 digs and hit .388 through the four matches, turning in double-digit kills three times.

Harvard continues its homestand this weekend and will begin Ivy League play versus Dartmouth on Friday, Sept. 25. First serve from the Malkin Athletic Center is scheduled for 7 p.m. live on the Ivy League Digital Network.