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Double-Digit Performances Lead to Volleyball Awards

September 03, 2018

Sarah Dixon (Kansas State), Hali Hillegas (Iowa State) and élan McCall (TCU) are the recipients of the weekly Big 12 volleyball awards.

Dixon (Offensive Player of the Week) recorded 40+ assists in all three matches she played in over the weekend as she set a career-high 46 assists at Saint Louis (Sept. 1). In week two, she led the Conference in assists per set with 11.55 and helped lead K-State to a league-best hitting percentage of .284.

Hillegas (Defensive Player of the Week) registered 31 digs in a four set victory against Gonzaga (Aug. 31) and at least 10 digs in all four matches on the weekend. Her match-high 31 digs was the most by a player in the Big 12 on the season. She now has double-digit digs in 53-straight matches, which dates back to her 2016 season.

McCall (Rookie of the Week) earned her second weekly award as she registered double-digit kills in all matches over the weekend and led the Big 12 with 6.00 kills per set and 6.67 points per set. She also tallied a career-high in kills (31) against No. 25 Colorado State (Sept. 2) and in total blocks (7) vs. Cincinnati (Sept. 1).

This weeks’ honor marks the ninth all-time for Hillegas and the second consecutive for McCall. Dixon received her first career award.

2018 Big 12 Volleyball Weekly Awards

DateOffensive Player of the WeekDefensive Player of the WeekRookie of the Week
Aug. 27Shelly Fanning, Baylor, MB, Jr.Morgan Johnson, Texas, MB, Sr.

élan McCall, TCU, OH

Kylee Zumach, Kansas State, OH, Sr.
Sept. 3Sarah Dixon, Kansas State, S, Jr.Hali Hillegas, Iowa State, LB, Jr.élan McCall, TCU, OH

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