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Big 12 Volleyball Weekly Notes Package
October 30, 2012
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Texas, Kansas State, Kansas and Iowa State remain ranked in the AVCA national poll. Texas moved up one spot to No. 7, while K-State sits at No. 16. Kansas holds down the No. 20 ranking, while Iowa State is No. 21.

Seven matches are on tap this week, including six Conference contests. UT will face TCU on ESPNU on Wednesday night before meeting up with 16th-ranked K-State on Friday in Austin. The Longhorns enter the week with a perfect 10-0 mark in Big 12 play with six league matches remaining and a 12-match win streak intact.

Kansas improved to 8-2 with a home win over West Virginia on Monday night. The Jayhawks are 13-0 in Lawrence this season. Along with Iowa State and Texas, Kansas has yet to lose at home in Conference play on the year.

In Big 12 history, teams have posted undefeated records at home on 15 occasions. At least one conference team has been perfect at home in overall matches in every season but 2002 and 2004. The Jayhawks have four home matches left on their schedule.

With its 8-2 mark, KU sits in second-place in the league standings, while Kansas State and Iowa State are tied for third with 7-3 records. Both teams have just one league contest this week.

With their two league wins last week, the Longhorns improved their Big 12 winning streak to 24 straight matches. Texas has also won 37 consecutive home matches in Big 12 action.

Oklahoma libero María Fernanda has moved into the No. 3 spot on the Big 12 list for career digs. Fernanda's 2,037 is 73 shy of the second-place spot and 257 shy of the first place spot. She is the only active player in the top 10 of any Big 12 career statistical lists this season.

The Big 12 is 92-28 against non-conference competition this year. The Conference is 11-10 against ranked teams outside the Big 12.

For the fifth time this season, Kristen Hahn (Iowa State) earned the league's Defensive Player of the Week honor. The junior has nine career awards, which is tied for the second-most all-time in that category. Texas' Haley Eckerman earned her 11th career award by claiming the Offensive Player of the Week distinction - her fourth this season.

Kansas and Kansas State have reached the 20-win mark on the year. This is the first time since 2003 that the Jayhawks have posted 20+ victories in a season.

UT's .571 hitting percentage against Oklahoma last Sunday was the highest by a Big 12 team this season. It is also the highest hitting percentage in a contest by any league team since Missouri's .595 hitting percentage against Morgan State in 2000. It was the second-highest hitting percentage in a match in UT history.

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