Madison Rigdon (Kansas) and Rachel Brummitt (Texas Tech), along with Kylee Zumach (Kansas State) and Lauren Douglass (Texas Tech), have earned Big 12 volleyball weekly awards for matches played from Sept. 15-21.
Rigdon collects the Offensive Player of the Week honor - the first freshman to do so since Aug. 27, 2012. Brummitt earns her second Defensive Player of the Week for the season and fifth overall after claiming the honor once in 2013 and twice in 2012. Her five career awards ties her for fifth-most in Big 12 history.
Zumach and Douglass share Rookie of the Week honors. Zumach has earned the award the previous two weeks, while Douglass was named the Offensive Player of the Week to open the season.
Offensive Player of the Week
Madison Rigdon, Kansas, Fr., OH, Pflugerville, Texas/Pflugerville
At the Jayhawk Classic over the weekend, Rigdon was a huge key to KU’s third tournament title in four weeks. She led the team with 4.18 kills per set on a .301 attack percentage. In the championship match against Arkansas, Rigdon broke loose for a personal-best 20 kills and nine digs. In her debut season, she is second on the team in kills (129) and points (156.5), while also leading the team in aces (19).
Defensive Player of the Week
Rachel Brummitt, Texas Tech, Sr., DB/L, Plano, Texas/Radford
Brummitt earned All-Tournament honors at the Lone Star Showdown, recording 71 digs over the weekend, an average of 5.92, which topped the Big 12 on the week. Included in her weekend was a 39-dig performance against Air Force, which broke both her school record and the Big 12 four-set record—a 36-dig performance against Oklahoma in 2013.
Rookies of the Week
Kylee Zumach, Kansas State, Fr., OH, Buffalo, Minn./Buffalo
The freshman outside hitter was named the Michigan Invitational MVP over the weekend after recording 51 kills (3.92), nine digs and eight blocks to help lift K-State to a 3-0 record in Ann Arbor. Zumach had a career day in the tournament-opening match against Eastern Michigan, notching a career-high 25 kills on a .356 attack percentage. The 25 kills were the most by a Big 12 player this season and the most by a Wildcat since Nov. 23, 2011. At Michigan on Friday, Zumach had 14 kills – tied for the team-high – hit .406, and had four blocks to help the Wildcats beat the Wolverines in four sets. Over all four matches last week, Zumach had double-digit kills in each contest, averaging 3.81 kills and 4.09 points, which were sixth- and eighth-highest among all Big 12 players.
Lauren Douglass, Texas Tech, So., MB/RS, Flower Mound, Texas/Ole Miss
Douglass notched her second tournament MVP of the season, earning the honor at the Lone Star Showdown. She amassed 41 kills over the weekend, including a career-high 17 in Tech’s thrilling comeback against Weber State, a game in which she also had eight blocks. She hit .383 for the weekend, which was good enough to move her to No. 1 in the Big 12 in hitting percentage in 2014.
|Date||Offensive Player||Defensive Player||Rookie|
|9/1||Lauren Douglass, Texas Tech, So., MB/RS||Caitlin Nolan, Iowa State, Jr., L||Lamprini Konstantinidou, West Virginia, S|
|9/8||Chiaka Ogbogu, Texas, So., MB||Rachel Brummitt, Texas Tech, Sr., DB/L||Kylee Zumach, Kansas State, OH|
|9/15||Jordan Anderson, West Virginia, So., OH||Alexis Conaway, Iowa State, Fr., MB||Kylee Zumach, Kansas State, OH|
|9/22||Madison Rigdon, Kansas, Fr., OH||Rachel Brummitt, Texas Tech, Sr., DB/L||Kylee Zumach, Kansas State, OH;
Lauren Douglass, Texas Tech, MB/RS