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Faucette, Vann & Sawatzky Tabbed for Volleyball Weekly Awards
November 22, 2010
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For the second straight week, Juliann Faucette (Texas) and Caitlyn Vann (Missouri) have been named the Big 12 Volleyball Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week. Texas A&M's Allie Sawatzky is the top rookie for the matches of Nov. 15-21, the Conference office announced. It marks Vann's seventh award, while Faucette and Sawatzky are being recognized for the fifth and third times of their career, respectively.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Juliann Faucette, Texas, OH, Sr., 6-2, San Diego, Calif./Westview
Faucette averaged 6.79 points, 6.00 kills and 3.57 digs on the week against Missouri and Kansas.  She also posted a .368 hitting percentage and 0.71 blocks from the left side.  The Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year tallied 26 kills and a .396 hitting percentage in the Longhorns' four-set victory over Kansas on Friday It marked the fourth time in the last five outings that Faucette has produced 24-plus kills. Defensively, she chipped in 15 digs while adding two service aces and two total blocks to UT's effort.  The senior hitter opened the week with 16 kills (.324 attack mark), 10 digs and three total blocks in No. 8 Texas' sweep of Missouri. Faucette has registered 20 career kill/dig double-doubles and is in fifth-place on UT's all-time kill charts with 1,474 after this week's performance.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Caitlyn Vann, Missouri. L, Sr., 5-6, Muncie, Ind. /Burris
Vann led the Big 12 in digs per set, recording 6.17 in the Tigers' two road matches.  The Muncie, Ind.-native turned in her best outing of the week at Baylor where she had 25 digs and was perfect in 20 serve receive attempts in the MU sweep.  Vann's performance helped the Tigers post a season-best 83 digs, which was four more than the Bears who paced the Big 12 and was second in the nation entering the week in digs per set.   The team output was also a program-high in a three-set match during the rally scoring era.  At Texas, Vann dug 12 balls while logging a .966 serve receive percentage in the 3-0 loss.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Allie Sawatzky, Texas A&M, S, Fr., 6-2, St. Andrews, Manitoba, Canada/Lord Selkirk
At Kansas State on Wednesday, Sawatzky dished out 44 assists, nine digs and four blocks (one block solo, three block assists) in Texas A&M's second victory (3-1) ever in Manhattan.  She guided the Aggie offense to a .271 hitting percentage. The freshman setter then compiled 38 assists, while contributing eight digs and four block assists in a four-set loss to No. 16 Iowa State on Sunday.  Sawatzky also provided an offensive spark for A&M, hitting at a .500 clip (9-of-18). On the week, she averaged 10.25 assists, 2.12 digs and 1.00 blocks.

2010 BIG 12 OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Aug. 30: Lindsey Licht, Nebraska, RS, Sr. 
Sept. 7: Paola Ampudia, Missouri, OH, Jr. 
Sept. 13: Brooke Delano, Nebraska, MB, Jr. 
Sept. 20: JuliAnne Chisholm, Kansas State, OH, Sr.
Sept. 27: Juliann Faucette, Texas, OH, Sr.
Oct. 4: Rachael Adams, Texas, MB, Jr.
Oct. 11: Rachael Adams, Texas, MB, Jr.
Oct. 18: Kerra Schroeder, Colorado, OH, So.
Oct. 25: Michelle Kocher, Texas, S, Jr.
Nov. 1: Brittney Brimmage, Missouri, MB, Jr.
Nov. 8: Paola Ampudia, Missouri, OH, Jr.
Nov. 15: Juliann Faucette, Texas, OH, Sr.
Nov. 22: Juliann Faucette, Texas, OH, Sr.

2010 BIG 12 DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Aug. 30: Caitlyn Trice, Baylor, L, Sr.
Sept. 7: Caitlyn Vann, Missouri, L, Sr.
Sept. 13: Kayla Banwarth, Nebraska, L, Sr.
Sept. 20: Alex Muff, Kansas State, MB, So.
Sept. 27: Ashley Mass, Iowa State, DS/L, Sr.
Oct. 4: Brooke Delano, Nebraska, MB, Jr.
Oct. 11: Melissa Manda, Kansas, DS, Sr.
Oct. 18: Caitlyn Vann, Missouri, L, Sr.
Oct. 25: Ashley Mass, Iowa State, DS/L, Sr.
Nov. 1: Caitlyn Vann, Missouri, L, Sr.
Nov. 8: Ashley Mass, Iowa State, DS/L, Sr.
Nov. 15: Caitlyn Vann, Missouri, L, Sr.
Nov. 22: Caitlyn Vann, Missouri, L, Sr. 

2010 BIG 12 ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Aug. 30: Molly Kreklow, Missouri, S, Fr.
Sept. 7: Molly Kreklow, Missouri, S, Fr.
Sept. 13: Allie Sawatzky, Texas A&M, S, Fr.
Sept. 20:   Brianne Riley, Kansas, L, Fr.
Sept. 27: Alyssa Valentine, Colorado, S, Jr.
Oct. 4: Molly Kreklow, Missouri, S, Fr.
Oct. 11: Sallie McLaurin, Oklahoma, MB, Fr.
Oct. 18: Sallie McLaurin, Oklahoma, MB, Fr.
Oct. 25: Allie Sawatzky, Texas A&M, S, Fr.
Nov. 1: Sallie McLaurin, Oklahoma, MB, Fr.
Nov. 8: Molly Kreklow, Missouri, S, Fr.
Nov. 15: Molly Kreklow, Missouri, S, Fr.
Nov. 22: Allie Sawatzky, Texas A&M, S, Fr.

  

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