KANSAS CITY – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the National Player of the Week Award winners for the week of September 21-27 and Bethel volleyball blocker Isabelle North took home the honor of NAIA National Defender of the Week.


The freshman from Hoagland, Indiana piled up 17 blocks to go with 22 kills in a pair of Bethel victories. The freshman middle blocker was a force at the net in each contest and set a BU program record with 13 blocks in a five-set thriller over Grace.


North was previously named the Crossroads League Defender of the Week on Monday. It is the second NAIA National Player of the Week honor for the Pilots in 2020-21.