Juliann Faucette (Texas) has been named the Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association National Player of the Week for the first time in her career. The San Diego-native was tabbed the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight week and fifth time overall for matches of Nov. 15-21 on Monday.
It marks the second time in three weeks a Big 12 student-athlete has been honored with the accolade. Paola Ampudia (Missouri) was recognized on Nov. 9.
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.