Staiger, Wait & White Haul in Week Three Honors

  0 Caley Oquist | September 12th, 2016 | Big 12, College - Women's Indoor, News

Cassie Wait (Kansas) and Micaya White (Texas) repeat as Big 12 volleyball weekly award winners, while Baylor’s Katie Staiger earns the Offensive Player of the Week selection. Wait claims her sixth career Defensive Player of the Week award while Micaya picks up her second Freshman of the Week honor of the season.


Katie Staiger, Baylor, Outside Hitter, RJr., Lewisville, Texas/Prestonwood Christian Academy

  • Topped the conference for the week in kills per set (6.00) and points per set (6.82).
  • Named a Seminole Invitational All-Tournament selection.
  • Recorded 66 kills over the week’s three matches.
  • Notched a double-double at No. 13 Florida State, a match that BU took to five sets.
  • Hit a blistering .452 on 42 attacks vs. Little Rock.
  • Continues to hold down the No. 2 ranking in the nation in kills, attacks, and points per set.
  • Her 28 kills in five sets vs. Florida State and 22 kills vs. Little Rock in three sets are first and second in the respective Big 12 season-best kills list by set count.
  • Added in five service aces.

Cassie Wait, Kansas, Libero, Sr., Gardner, Kan./Gardner Edgerton

  • Posted a 30-dig match and two 20-dig matches over the weekend, averaging out to 6.17 digs per set which led all Big 12 players for the second-straight week.
  • Named to the Bluejay Classic All-Tournament Team.
  • Set a Bluejay Classic-record with 33 digs during KU’s five-set victory over preseason-No. 18 Creighton, marking her third career 30-dig performance and second in two weeks.
  • Recorded 20 digs in just three sets against Northern Iowa (Sept. 10) to help sweep the Panthers and improve KU’s regular-season non-conference winning streak to 24 matches.
  • Leads the Big 12 in digs per set (5.65) and is the floor general for a KU defense which is holding opponents to a Big 12-best .096 hitting percentage this season.

Micaya White, Texas, Outside Hitter, Fr., Frisco, Texas/Centennial

  • Led all Big 12 freshmen in kills per set (5.43) and points per set (6.29) last week.
  • Hit .390 with 21 kills, two service aces and four blocks in Texas’ sweep at Colorado State.
  • Recorded 17 kills while hitting .268 vs Wichita State on Saturday.
  • Hit a collective .329 over the two matches with 38 total kills and just 11 errors on 82 attacks.
  • Named Rams Volleyball Classic MVP.
Date Offensive Player Defensive Player Freshman
August 29 Kimmy Gardiner, Oklahoma, OH, Sr. Branen Berta, Iowa State, L, Jr. Payton Caffrey, West Virginia, OH
September 5 Audrey Alford,
Oklahoma, S, So.
Cassie Wait, Kansas, L, Sr. Micaya White, Texas, OH
September 12 Katie Staiger, Baylor,
OH, RJr.
Cassie Wait, Kansas, L, Sr. Micaya White, Texas, OH

Courtesy of The Big 12 Athletics.

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