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New Faces In Weekly Awards

September 24, 2018

After the first week of conference play, the Big 12 weekly awards were announced with Yossiana Pressley (Baylor), Zoe Hill (Kansas) and Brooke Kanas (Texas Tech) earning the honors.

Pressley was named Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season as she posted a program-best 39 kills against Iowa State in a five-set thriller, hitting .390 in the match. She landed one kill shy from matching the Big 12 record for kills in a match set in 1997. She led the league on the week in kills per set (6.11) and points per set (6.3).

Hill, the Defensive Player of the Week, totaled a combined 16.0 blocks, which attributed to 50 percent of KU’s 32.0 total blocks for the week. The junior middle blocker notched a league-best in blocks per set (2.00) after the first week of conference play concluded.

Kanas (Rookie of the Week) led Texas Tech in kills in both wins last week as she earned a season-high 17 kills on .344 hitting percentage with four blocks against No. 19 Baylor. She led Big 12 freshmen for the week in hitting percentage (.356) on 3.88 kills per set.

Week five awards saw Pressley earn her 11th all-time award, while Hill and Kanas were first-time honorees.

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
Sept. 10Yossiana Pressley, Baylor, OH, So.Hali Hillegas, Iowa State, LB, Jr.élan McCall, TCU, OH
Sept. 17Kylee Zumach, Kansas State, OH, Sr.Katie DeMeo, West Virginia, MB, So.Gloria Mutiri, Kansas State, RS
Sept. 24Yossiana Pressley, Baylor, OH, So.Zoe Hill, Kansas, MB, Jr.Brooke Kanas, Texas Tech, RS

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