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Eckerman and Hahn Tabbed Volleyball Players of the Week
November 14, 2011
Haley Eckerman (Texas) and Kristen Hahn (Iowa State) have received Big 12 Volleyball Player of the Week distinctions for matches of Nov. 7-13. Eckerman's performance garnered her the Offensive and Rookie honors. She is the second Longhorn to collect both awards in the same week this season, joining Khat Bell who accomplished the feat on Oct. 31. This marks Eckerman's third Rookie of the Week nod this season. Hahn earned the Defensive Player of the Week, also her third on the year.

Haley Eckerman, Texas, OH, Fr., Waterloo, Iowa
Eckerman shined for No. 8 Texas in its victories over Texas Tech and Kansas State last week. The Waterloo, Iowa-native had a career week, averaging 6.64 points, 5.43 kills and 0.71 aces per set, while hitting at a .397 clip. She connected for a career-best 23 kills in Texas' win at Texas Tech, recording the most kills by any Big 12 player in a three-set match this season. She hit a career-high .595 against the Red Raiders and then posted a career-high four service aces. In UT's win in Lubbock, she hit .595 in the Horns' three-set victory. She committed just one error on 37 swings in the win and added two blocks (one solo), one service ace and three digs. Against Kansas State, she connected for 15 kills and 21 points. The freshman posted three career-best totals with four service aces, two solo blocks and six digs in the win. In overall matches this season, Eckerman ranks sixth in the league in kills (3.42) and ninth in points (3.81). She is the only freshman ranked in the top 10 for points. In Big 12-only matches, she sits at fifth in kills (3.68), sixth in points (4.11) and 10th in hitting percentage (.304).

Kristen Hahn, Iowa State, L, So., Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Hahn collected 28 digs, an average of 7.00 digs per set, against Missouri on the road last week in the Cyclones' 3-1 come-from-behind win. The match marked the 11th time this season the league's top libero has recorded more than 20 digs and the sixth time she has achieved the mark in conference play. Hahn has led the Big 12 in digs all season, sitting atop the conference with an overall average of 5.54 digs per set and a league average of 5.44.


Date Offensive Player of the Week Defensive Player of the Week Rookie of the Week
Aug. 29 Molly Kreklow, Missouri, S, So. Kristen Hahn, Iowa State, L, So. Emily Wilson, Missouri, OH, Fr.
Sept. 6   Brittney Brimmage, Missouri, MB, Sr. Aubree Piper, Texas Tech, MB, So. Emily Wilson, Missouri, OH, Fr.
Sept. 12 Kelsey Black, Texas A&M, OH, Sr. Rachael Adams, Texas, MB, Sr. Breeann David, Texas Tech, OH, Fr.
Sept. 19 Kaitlynn Pelger, Kansas State, MB, So. Tayler Tolefree, Kansas, MB, Jr.  Khat Bell, Texas, OH, Fr. 
Sept. 26     Kaitlynn Pelger, Kansas State, MB, So.     María Fernanda, Oklahoma, L, Jr.       Hannah Willms, Iowa State, OH, Fr.
Oct. 3  Suzy Boulavsky, Oklahoma, RS, Sr.     Sallie McLaurin, Oklahoma, MB, So.    Haley Eckerman, Texas, OH, Fr.
Oct. 10  Briana Tolbert, Baylor, MB, Sr. Kristen Hahn, Iowa State, L, So.    Khat Bell, Texas, OH, Fr.
Oct. 17  Lisa Henning, Missouri, OH, So. Tenisha Matlock, Iowa State, MB, So.  Haley Eckerman, Texas, OH, Fr.
Oct. 24 Hannah Allison, Texas, S, So. Caroline Jarmoc, Kansas, MB, So.
Sallie McLaurin, Oklahoma, MB, So. 
Tara Dunn, Oklahoma, OH, Fr.
Oct. 31 Khat Bell, Texas, OH, Fr.  Tory Vaughan, Texas Tech, L, Jr.  Khat Bell, Texas, OH, Sr. 
Nov. 7 Lisa Henning, Missouri, OH, So.  Allison King, Baylor, L, Sr. Tara Dunn, Oklahoma, OH, Fr.
Nov. 14 Haley Eckerman, Texas, OH, Fr. Kristen Hahn, Iowa State, L, So. Haley Eckerman, Texas, OH, Fr.

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