All-Big 12 Volleyball awards for the 2018 season were announced by the Conference office as Oklahoma, Texas and Texas Tech picked up individual accolades.
9th-ranked Texas remains alone at the top of Big 12 standings with an 8-1 record following a sweep on the road of Iowa State Wednesday. RV Baylor and Oklahoma are tied for third in the conference with 5-4 marks, also registering victories midweek.
Kansas dropped its second straight, falling to Iowa State at home in Lawrence. Kansas State, meanwhile, built on its first conference win, upsetting its second straight ranked foe, taking out Baylor in Waco.
#24 Baylor and #6 Texas needed five sets Saturday to collect wins. Kansas and Iowa State both collected sweeps.
West Virginia and Texas picked up conference sweeps Wednesday night while Kansas survived a five set thriller on the road at Oklahoma.
Overall, the Big 12 has challenged itself against the nation’s best in the non-conference slate, which makes its collective 70-32 (.686) pre-conference mark deceiving.
No. 9 Kansas was pushed to the limit by seventh-place Oklahoma, escaping the match with a five-set win as senior right side Kelsie Payne and senior outside hitter Madison Rigdon snapped a 13-all tie in the decisive set.
No. 5 Texas racked up 16 blocks, nine by senior middle blocker Chiaka Ogbogu, to move past Oklahoma in four sets in the Red River Showdown.
The #9 Washington Huskies improved to 9-1 after sweeping the Oklahoma Sooners in straight sets.