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Underclassmen Named Volleyball Weekly Honorees
November 19, 2012
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For the fifth time this season, Haley Eckerman (Texas) has claimed the Big 12 volleyball Offensive Player of the Week accolade. Eckerman is joined by teammate Khat Bell (Defensive Player of the Week) and Iowa State's Annie Malloy (Rookie of the Week) as this week's honorees.

This marks the seventh Player of the Week award for Eckerman, who won the distinction twice in 2011. The sophomore also earned Rookie of the Week honors on five occasions last season, bringing her overall career weekly award total to 12.

Bell claims her fifth career honor after picking up three Rookie of the Week recognitions in 2011 and one Offensive Player of the Week nod.

This is the first career honor for Malloy, who becomes the second Cyclone named Rookie of the Week this season.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Haley Eckerman, Texas, OH, So., Waterloo, Iowa
Eckerman totaled 35 kills and only five errors in 62 attempts for a .484 hitting percentage last week as the Longhorns claimed sweeps over Texas Tech and West Virginia. The sophomore averaged 5.83 kills per set and 6.92 points per set as UT clinched the Big 12 title on Wednesday against the Red Raiders and then extended its home conference win streak in league play to 40 matches on Saturday versus WVU. In the two matches combined, Eckerman also recorded four service aces, 10 digs and four blocks. She currently leads the league in kills (4.64), service aces (0.45) and points (5.35).

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Khat Bell, Texas, MB/OH, So., Mesquite, Texas
Bell, the league leader in blocks with a season average of 1.47, posted nine total in Texas' two wins last week. The sophomore averaged 2.00 between victories over Texas Tech and West Virginia. Her five blocks against WVU mark the 14th time this season she has recorded five or more in a match. The Mesquite, Texas-native has had five or more in nine of her past 11 matches. Bell also chipped in two digs and 12 kills for the Longhorns, who claimed their sixth Big 12 title with Wednesday's victory over TTU.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Andie Malloy, Iowa State, S/OH, Fr., Allen, Texas
In her first full week in the Cyclones' starting lineup, Malloy led Iowa State in kills in wins over No. 20 Kansas State and Baylor. Malloy tallied a career high 18 kills on .343 hitting against the Wildcats and added 13 kills against the Bears - the only Cyclone in double-digit kill figures on Saturday. For the week, Malloy averaged 4.43 kills per set and hit .279 while grabbing 2.57 digs per set on defense.

BIG 12 WEEKLY AWARDS
Date Offensive Player of the Week Defensive Player of the Week Rookie of the Week
Aug. 27     Hannah Sackett, West Virginia, OH, Fr. Rachel Brummitt, Texas Tech, L, So. Hannah Sackett, West Virginia, OH, Fr.
Sept. 4 Yvonne Igodan, TCU, MB, Jr. Rachel Brummitt, Texas Tech, L, So. Emily Ruetter, Texas Tech, S, Fr.
Sept. 10 Caroline Jarmoc, Kansas, MB, Jr. Brianne Riley, Kansas, L, Jr.;
Maria Fernanda, Oklahoma, DS, Sr.
Emily Ehrle, Texas Tech, OH, Fr.
Sept. 17 Kaitlynn Pelger, Kansas State, MB, Jr.    Kristen Hahn, Iowa State, L, Jr. Nikki Attea, West Virginia, OH, Fr.
Sept. 24 Haley Eckerman, Texas, OH, So. Kristen Hahn, Iowa State, L, Jr. Mackenzie Bigbee, Iowa State, RS, Fr.
Oct. 1 Kaitlynn Pelger, Kansas State, MB, Jr. Kristen Hahn, Iowa State, L, Jr. Tiana Dockery, Kansas, OH, Fr.
Oct. 8 Haley Eckerman, Texas, OH, So. Kristen Hahn, Iowa State, L, Jr. Julia Doyle, Oklahoma, S, Fr.
Oct. 15 Haley Eckerman, Texas, OH, So. Brianne Riley, Kansas, L, Jr. Julia Doyle, Oklahoma, S, Fr.
Oct. 22 Sara McClinton, Kansas, OH, So. Caroline Jarmoc, Kansas, MB, Jr. N/A
Oct. 29 Haley Eckerman, Texas, OH, So. Kristen Hahn, Iowa State, L, Jr. Meghan Stacy, Texas Tech, OH, Fr.
Nov. 5 Bailey Webster, Texas, OH, So. Kristen Hahn, Iowa State, L, Jr. Molly McCage, Texas, MB, Fr.
Nov. 12 Yvonne Igodan, TCU, MB, Jr. Kristen Hahn, Iowa State, L, Jr. Julia Doyle, Oklahoma, S, Fr.
Nov. 19 Haley Eckerman, Texas, OH, So. Khat Bell, Texas, MB/OH, So. Andie Malloy, Iowa State, S/OH, Fr.
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