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2018 Volleyball Preseason Awards Announced

June 27, 2018

The 2018 Preseason All-Big 12 Volleyball team and individual honors have been announced by the league office, headlined by the Texas duo of Micaya White as Preseason Player of the Year and Logan Eggleston as Preseason Freshman of the Year.

This marks the 14th consecutive year a Longhorn has earned preseason individual honors and the third time in Big 12 history a program has swept the awards (Texas – 2012, Nebraska – 1997).

White, the Preseason Player of the Year, led Texas with a team-high 354 kills per set and 21 aces last season on her way to being named All-Big 12 First Team member for the second straight year. Eggleston, the Preseason Freshman of the Year, was the 2016 Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year and named the Most Valuable Player of the 2017 USA Volleyball Championships National Division.

Of the 16 student-athletes honored on the preseason team, three were unanimous selections: 2017 Big 12 Freshman of the Year Yossiana Pressley (Baylor), Jess Schaben (Iowa State) and White (Texas). Baylor, Iowa State and Texas each earned three honorees. BU’s three nods are the most in program history.

The 2018 Big 12 Preseason Poll will be announced on Thursday, June 28 at 11 a.m. CT. The season is slated to begin on Friday, August 24, with the first conference match scheduled for Wednesday, September 19.

Preseason Player of the YearMicaya White, Texas, OH, Jr., Frisco, Texas
Preseason Freshman of the YearLogan Eggleston, Texas, OH, Brentwood, Tenn.

Preseason Team

Name, SchoolPos. Ht.ClassHometown
Shelly Fanning, BaylorMB6-2Jr.Cypress, Texas
Hannah Lockin, Baylor S6-0So.Des Moines, Iowa
Yossiana Pressley, Baylor^OH6-0So.Cypress, Texas
Hali Hillegas, Iowa StateL5-6Jr.Charles City, Iowa
Grace Lazard, Iowa StateMB6-2Sr.London, England
Jess Schaben, Iowa State^OH6-2Sr.Defiance, Iowa
Jada Burse, Kansas OH6-1Jr.DeSoto, Texas
Gabby Simpson, KansasS/RS6-3Sr.Colorado Springs, Colo.
Kylee Zumach, Kansas StateOH6-4Sr.Buffalo, Minn.
Alyssa Enneking, OklahomaOH5-11Sr.League City, Texas
Kylee McLaughlin, OklahomaS6-1So.Carrollton, Texas
Anna Walsh, TCUMB6-2Sr.Grapevine, Texas
Yaasmeen Bedart-Ghani, TexasOH6-4Sr.Los Angeles, Calif.
Morgan Johnson, TexasMB6-3Sr.DeSoto, Texas
Micaya White, Texas^OH6-1Jr.Frisco, Texas
Missy Owens, Texas TechS6-1Sr.Yorba Linda, Calif.

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