AMES, Iowa - Iowa State's Ashley Mass has been named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for the first time this season. It marks the seventh Big 12 award overall for Mass, who ties former gymnast Janet Anson for the most in a career by an ISU female student-athlete. Mass recorded a league-best 5.21 digs on the week as the Cyclones posted a 3-1 record. She also had a pair of service aces and 11 assists. The 2008 Big 12 Libero of the Year registered a season-high 25 digs at No. 13 Minnesota. Mass chipped in 19 digs each against Northern Iowa and George Washington. More info at Iowa State University Athletics Official Web Site - www.CYCLONES.com - The home of Iowa State Cyclone Sports.