September 16, 2019
Texas’s Micaya White (Offensive Player of the Week) and Sydney Peterson (Defensive Player of the Week), along with TCU’s Audrey Nalls (Rookie of the Week) earned Big 12 honors for week three action.
White averaged 4.86 kills/set, while hitting .417 in the process. The senior added 3.29 digs/set, and 0.86 blocks/set for an average of 5.71 points/set and played a key role in UT’s four-set win over ranked BYU. She tallied 13 kills without a single error, hitting .565 vs. Wichita State.
Longhorn teammate, Petersen, scooped up 39 digs in just seven sets to average 5.57, well above her season average of 4.22, to lead the league last week. Against No. 13 BYU, Petersen tallied 19 digs for 4.75/set, on top of her 20 digs in a three-set sweep of Wichita State for 6.67 digs/set. The sophomore led the Longhorns in digs in both matches last week.
Nalls finished with a career-high five total blocks in a sweep over Miami, while in TCU’s five-set thriller against Auburn, she once again led the team with 17 kills, her fourth 15+ kill match in her last six outings. The rookie continues to lead Big 12 freshmen in kills, kills/set, points and points/set this season.
This week’s awards mark the first all-time for Nalls and Petersen, while White earns her ninth overall award and third offensive honors.
2019 Volleyball Players of the Week
|Sept. 2||Emily Hill, Texas Tech, OH, Sr.||Avery Rhodes, Iowa State, MB, R-So.||Skylar Fields, Texas, OPP|
|Sept. 9||Yossiana Pressley, Baylor, OH, Jr.||Kara McGhee, Baylor, MB, Fr.||Molly Phillips, Texas, MB|
|Sept. 16||Micaya White, Texas, OH, Sr.||Sydney Petersen, Texas, LB, So.||Audrey Nalls, TCU, OH|