Courtesy: Big 12 Conference
With two weeks of regular season play remaining, the Big 12 has announced its volleyball weekly award honorees. Jess Schaben (Iowa State), Kylee McLaughlin (Oklahoma), Shelly Fanning (Baylor) and Jhenna Gabriel (Texas) were named Volleyball Players of the Week after completion of week 12 action.
Schaben, Co-Offensive Player of the Week, produced back-to-back 20-kill performances to lead Iowa State on the week. On the season, the senior outside hitter now has four 20-kill matches under her belt after her 26 and 22 kills in matches against Baylor and West Virginia. She led the league in kills/set (6.00) and points/set (6.62) on her way to her eighth all-time weekly award, first on the year.
The other recipient of the Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors, McLaughlin, led the Big 12 with 108 assists, the most in a week’s span during conference play this season, and 12.00 assists/set last week. She set a career-high in assists with 62 against Texas Tech, matching the most by a Big 12 student-athlete in all matches this season.
🏐 Led the Big 12 in assists (108) and assists per set (12.00)
🏐 Career-high 62 assists on Wednesday
🏐 Two double-doubles
➡️ Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Way to go, @Kyleemac8! 👏
📝 https://t.co/SUIC0dVSjO pic.twitter.com/0qvfZ2HpER
— Oklahoma Volleyball (@OU_Volleyball) November 12, 2018
Fanning, back-to-back Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, showcased her defensive efforts last week on her way to her seventh all-time award as she garnered Defensive Player of the Week honors. The middle blocker led the league in blocks/set (2.43) and total blocks (17) in week 12. She earned a career-high nine blocks against Iowa State and played a part in all of Baylor’s 9.5 blocks during the match. This week’s award marks her fifth this season, fourth in the past five weeks and third in a row.
League-leading 2.43 blocks/set
+ League-leading 17 total blocks
+ Career-high 9 blocks vs. ISU =
3⃣rd-straight honor! 🏆
Congrats to the #Big12VB Defensive Player of the Week, Shelly Fanning! #SicEm
— Baylor Volleyball (@BaylorVBall) November 12, 2018
First time Rookie of the Week honoree, Gabriel, tallied the most assists/set among all freshman last week (10.68), which ranked fourth-most on the week. The rookie assisted Texas to a league-best .373 hitting percentage through her 76 total assists on the week.
Congratulations to Jhenna Gabriel on her Big 12 Rookie of the Week honor!
✔️76 assists (10.86/set)
✔️2 wins #PointTexas 🤘 pic.twitter.com/hed1MPSHm7
— Texas Volleyball (@TexasVolleyball) November 12, 2018