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Big 12 Volleyball Weekly Notes Package
September 04, 2012
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Texas, Iowa State and Kansas State remain ranked in the AVCA national poll. The Longhorns dropped to No. 4 after a weekend loss to then-ranked fourth Penn State. Iowa State sits at No. 18 and K-State ranks 22nd.

The Big 12 went 21-6 over the weekend and is now 43-12 in non-conference play on the season. The league picked up three ranked wins over the weekend with Texas defeating No. 18 Florida, Baylor winning over No. 25 California and Iowa State earning a split with No. 19 Illinois. 

Thirty one matches are on tap for the upcoming week as three league teams take on ranked opponents. Oklahoma travels to Nebraska as the top-ranked Huskers host the Ameritas Players Challenge. In addition to No. 1 NU, the Sooners will face 19th-ranked Kentucky. Texas will host a pair of matches against No. 14 Minnesota, while Iowa State takes on No. 19 Northern Iowa in its Iowa State Challenge. The Big 12 is 3-7 against non-conference ranked opponents this season.

Texas Tech (8-0) and Kansas State (6-0) remain the only two undefeated league teams. The Red Raiders have matched their best start in program history (2003).

TCU's head coach Prentice Lewis picked up her 200th win with the program on Friday, while middle blocker Yvonne Igodan became the first Horned Frog to win a Big 12 weekly honor in any sport this season earning the Offensive Player of the Week accolade. Entering the week, Igodan ranks first in the league in kills per set and second in hitting percentage and points.

TTU's Rachel Brummitt became the seventh player in league history to earn Defensive Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks as the sophomore claimed her second straight honor.

Oklahoma's Maria Fernanda moved from eighth to sixth on the conference career digs chart over the weekend. The senior has totaled 1,769 and needs 228 to match the fifth-place spot. Fernanda is the only active player in the Big 12 ranked in the top 10 on the Conference's statistical career charts.

Due to UT's travel schedule, Texas and West Virginia faced off last Wednesday in the first conference match of the season. The crowd of 3,112 was the largest in Mountaineer volleyball history. Conference play resumes on Wednesday, Sept. 19, with Oklahoma hosting K-State, while four league matches are set for Sept. 22.

Kansas leads the league in three categories - assists, kills and digs, and ranks second in hitting percentage and opponent hitting percentage.

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