The Big 12 Conference honored players from four schools with its first weekly honors of 2018.
Week one of #Big12VB is under our belts.
Here's who showed out:
🏐 Co-offensive POW | @KStateVB's @Tallgirlkylee
🏐 Co-offensive POW | @BaylorVBall's @fanning_shelly
🏐 Defensive POW | @TexasVolleyball's @morganj___
🏐 Rookie OTW | @TCUvolleyball's @elanmccall pic.twitter.com/8oBDJWLYGD
— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) August 27, 2018
Kansas State’s Kylee Zumach and Baylor’s Shelly Fanning were tabbed as Co-Offensive Player of the Week. Texas’s Morgan Johnson and TCU’s Elan McCall rounded out the honors with defensive player of the week and rookie of the week accolades respectively.
Zumach put down 6.17 kills per set and hit .330 in a pair of sweeps of Hawaii. The redshirt senior from Buffalo, Minnesota, downed 19 kills on Saturday and added 18 on Sunday. She rounded out a double-double on Sunday with a team-leading 12 digs. The weekly honor follows five Rookie of the Week honors and Big 12 Freshman of the Year accolades in 2014.
What a week for Kylee and the Cats… 🏐🔥
After she helped #KStateVB to back-to-back sweeps at Hawaii and led the @Big12Conference in kills per set at 6.17, Zumach is your Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week!
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— K-State Volleyball (@KStateVB) August 27, 2018
Fanning earned the third weekly Big 12 honor of her career after posting 41 kills on an eye-popping .559 hitting effort as Baylor went 3-0 at the Hampton Inn & Suites Waco North Baylor Invitational. She was named the tournament’s best attacker after notching 15 kills against LSU, 11 vs. Texas State and 15 against Marquette. Her .682 clip against LSU marked the fourth-best in program history (15-0-22).
Shelly Fanning's numbers in three matches:
🏐 .559 attack percentage
🏐 41 kills, 59 attempts
🏐 Only three errors
Congrats to the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week! #SicEm #NCAAVB #SHINE 🌟
READ: https://t.co/Ek0bC9nsJm pic.twitter.com/I1rgpXfrDQ
— Baylor Volleyball (@BaylorVBall) August 27, 2018
Johnson put up 1.56 blocks per set, including a career high 11 against Florida, en route to the defensive honors. The DeSoto, Texas, native totaled 14 blocks, 17 kills, four digs and an ace, while hitting .375 on the weekend in wins over the Gators and Oregon.
Morgan Johnson is off to a strong start 👀
✔️VERT Challenge MVP
✔️Big 12 Defensive POY
Congratulations, @morganj___ #PointTexas 🤘🧡 pic.twitter.com/2kJ8u5frbl
— Texas Volleyball (@TexasVolleyball) August 27, 2018
McCall helped TCU to a 4-0 record at the Cowtown Classic, earning MVP honors after averaging 4.54 kills and 2.46 digs per set, while hitting .269 and adding seven blocks and four aces. The rookie from Leander, Texas, tallied double-digit kills in all four matches and notched her first double-double with 21 kills and 14 digs against North Dakota.
She may have won @Big12Conference Rookie of the Week honors, but élan McCall acted like a veteran in her opening weekend of action.
Congrats on your very first award!
🗞️: https://t.co/dqTWnq8AK6#GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/zaQyUSZ5w8
— TCU Volleyball (@TCUvolleyball) August 27, 2018