Iowa State's Victoria Henson and Ashley Mass have been named the Big 12 Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week for matches of Nov. 9-15. Their teammate, Jamie Straube, earned the Rookie of the Week honor. Mass receives the 12th accolade of her career while it is Henson's fourth and Straube's second. This marks the first time this season that a school has swept the weekly awards -- Nebraska most recently accomplished the feat on Oct. 27, 2008.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Victoria Henson, Iowa State, OH, Jr., 5-11, Leavenworth, Kan./Leavenworth
Henson averaged a league-best 5.92 points, 5.00 kills, 4.00 digs and 1.33 blocks to lead the No. 8 Cyclones to victories at Texas A&M and Kansas State. She hit at a .293 clip while notching one service ace. The Leavenworth, Kan.-native opened the week with 15 kills on .250 hitting in the sweep of the Aggies. Defensively, Henson produced 12 digs, four block assists and a solo block. She followed that performance with another 15-kill/12-dig outing in a three-set victory in Manhattan. Henson compiled a .355 attack percentage and added three block assists.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Ashley Mass, Iowa State, L, Jr., 5-8, Muskego, Wis./Muskego
Mass led the Big 12 this week with 7.33 digs per set against the Aggies and Wildcats. At A&M, Mass posted 20 digs while dishing out three assists in ISU's second all-time win in College Station. She finished the week with 24 digs at K-State, becoming ISU's all-time leader for 20-dig matches with the 30th of her career. She also contributed three assists to the Cyclone effort.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Jamie Straube, Iowa State, MB, Fr., 6-2, Tecumseh, Neb./Johnson County Central
The Tecumseh, Neb.-middle blocker averaged 4.33 points, 3.00 kills and 1.50 blocks while compiling a .350 hitting percentage on the week. Straube registered a career-high three solo blocks and five block assists against Texas A&M. She also tallied eight kills and three digs in the win. In Saturday's match at KSU, Straube had 10 kills and hit .444 along with two aces, two digs and a block assist.