A Big 12 record-tying 15 volleyball student-athletes received AVCA All-America recognition, marking the most since 15 were named in 2014. Over half of the volleyball programs were represented on the list (56 percent) including Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
Iowa State's Alexis Conaway picked up another prestigious honor on Monday as she was named an Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Conaway was named to the 2017 Academic All-America Division I First Team, becoming the first Cyclone volleyball player to be named a First Team Academic All-American.
Texas Tech moves on to face Mississippi in the National Invitational Volleyball Championship match after taking down TCU in the Semifinals.
No. 2 Texas Volleyball (27-2) advanced to a 12th-straight Regional Final after defeating No. 13 Utah (24-10), 3-2 (25-19, 16-25, 24-26, 25-21, 16-14) at Maples Pavilion on Friday evening.
The Big 12 Conference has announced its 2017 Fall Scholar-Athletes of the Year. The following student-athletes have been selected as award winners for their respective sports based on a vote of each sport head coaching group.
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division I Regional All-America awards recognized 21 Big 12 student-athletes on the Southwest region and the Midwest Region, announced on Tuesday.
Sophomore Micaya White posted a team-high 13 kills to lead No. 2 Texas (26-2, 16-0 Big 12) past NC State (20-12, 15-5 ACC) 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-21) to advance to its 30th NCAA Regional semifinal on Saturday night at Gregory Gym.
Six Big 12 Teams remain in the postseason hunt heading into the weekend. Following the First Round of the NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship, three teams advanced to the second round while three teams remain in the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC).
The 2017 All-Big 12 Volleyball awards were announced today, led by Player of the Year Chiaka Ogbogu (UT), Libero of the Year Hali Hillegas (ISU), Setter of the Year Ainise Havili (KU), Freshman of the Year Yossiana Pressley (BU) and Coach of the Year Ryan McGuyre (BU).
Four Big 12 teams earned berths to the 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship, announced this evening on ESPNU. No. 6-seeded Texas, No. 12-seeded Baylor, No. 14-seeded Iowa State and Kansas and will represent the Conference in the tournament beginning Friday, December 1.
The Texas Longhorns secured the 2017 Big 12 Volleyball title outright with their 3-0 victory versus Oklahoma Wednesday evening. UT (23-2, 15-0 Big 12) remains as the only autonomy five program undefeated in conference play in the nation.
Alexis Conaway (Iowa State) and Micaya White (Texas) were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District teams.