The NCAA First Round came to a close Friday night, sending four more teams to the second round. Big 12 teams went a combined 4-1 during Friday's matches and 5-1 overall in the First Round.
No. 5 Kansas swept Samford at home Thursday evening on the opening day of NCAA Championship matches. The Jayhawks were led by freshman Jada Burse who doled out 14 kills on the team's way to the Second Round.
The Big 12 earned six bids to the 2016 NCAA Championship. Of the six teams competing, three (No. 4 Texas, No. 5 Kansas and No. 14 K-State) will serve as host sites. The first round will take place December 1-3.
Kansas' Kelsie Payne, Ainise Havili, Cassie Wait and Ray Bechard along with Texas freshman Micaya White headline the 2016 Big 12 Volleyball postseason awards.
Katie Staiger (BU), Morgan Johnson (UT) and Micaya White (UT) earn the weekly award accolades for the final week of conference play.
The Big 12 will send six teams to the NCAA Championship, its most since 2011. Texas (No. 4 overall seed), Kansas (No. 5), Kansas State (No. 14), Baylor, Iowa State and TCU will represent the league in the tournament beginning December 1-3.
Teams aim to make a final push in the last week of regular season matches. The NCAA Selection show will air Sunday, November 28 on ESPNU at 8 p.m. CT.
Four repeat honorees, Ebony Nwanebu (Texas), Hali Hillegas (Iowa State), Tayler Soucie (Kansas) and Micaya White (Texas) are honored with Big 12 accolades heading into week 14.
Kansas has clinched a share of the Big 12 regular season title for the first time. The 14-1 Jayhawks rank fourth nationally for the sixth week this year.
Sixty student-athletes have been named to the 2016 Academic All-Big 12 Volleyball Team.
As the regular season heads to a close, teams look to make a run during the last two weeks of play before the NCAA selection show on November 27.
Samara West and Hali Hillegas of Iowa State along with Cat McCoy of Texas earn Big 12 Volleyball Weekly Awards after posting league-topping numbers.