Zumach, Fanning Tabbed as Big 12 Co-Players of the Week

  0 Wendy Mayer | August 27th, 2018 | Big 12, College - Women's Indoor, News

The Big 12 Conference honored players from four schools with its first weekly honors of 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.

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).

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.

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.

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for Volleymob.com after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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