Southwest Minnesota State's Taylor Reiss, a senior outside hitter, was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association's (AVCA) Division II national player of the week for the second time this season and a record fifth time in her career.

Reiss, a 2015 Minneota High School graduate, had 49 kills as the Mustangs swept Minnesota State Moorhead and then-No. 1 Northern State. Reiss hit .474. She is nine kills shy of becoming the second player in her division with 2,000.

Concordia (St. Paul) (21-4, 15-1 NSIC) plays at Southwest Minnesota State (17-7, 12-4) at 6 p.m. Friday.

• Gustavus Adolphus senior setter Nora Holtan was named the AVCA Division III player of the week. Holtan, a senior from Rochester Mayo High School, led the Gusties (23-2, 9-0 MIAC) to a pair of four-set victories over Concordia Moorhead and St. Benedict with 53 and 47 assists in the two matches, respectively.


• Mounds View senior Julia Fixsen, the state record holder and two-time Class 2A girls pole vault champion, has committed to Georgia. In June, Fixsen finished second in the pole vault at the USATF Junior Nationals in Bloomington, Ind.

• The Gophers men's golf season finished its fall season by finishing in ninth place in the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate in Carrollton, Texas, with a 54-hole total of 55-over 895. Sophomore Angus Flanagan tied for 28th with an 11-over 221, closing with an even-par 70. … The women's golf team placed 13th in the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown at 887 led by three Gophers who tied for 36th: Joanne Free, Grace Kellar and Kate Lillie at 3-over 219.