Baylor’s Katie Staiger Wins AVCA National Player of the Week

  0 Braden Keith | September 27th, 2016 | Big 12, College - Women's Indoor, News

Baylor redshirt junior Katie Staiger has won the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association (AVCA) National Player of the Week for week 5 of the 2016 NCAA women’s season.

The Bears won all three of their matches last week, including a Big 12 opening 3-0 sweep over then #23 Kansas State. That effort earned Baylor 6 votes in the latest AVCA polls.

Staiger hit .322 across the 3 games, including .373 with 23 kills in the win over Kansas State on Sunday.

Baylor has another hgue matchup coming this week. After hosting Texas Tech, they will travel to play #8 Kansas on the road in Lawrence.

Staiger is just the second player  in Baylor history to earn this honor – and the first since 1999.

Individual Weekly Stats
SP: 11
K/S: 5.82
Hitting %: .322
D/S: 2.55
B/S: 0.55

Team Recap
September 20: North Texas, W 3-1
September 21: @ Stephen F. Austin, W 3-1
September 25: No. 23 Kansas State, W 3-0

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