Haley Eckerman (Texas) and Caroline Jarmoc (Kansas) have earned the final Big 12 Volleyball Player of the Week honors for the 2011 season. Eckerman has been tabbed the Player and Rookie of the Week, while Jarmoc collects Defensive Player of the Week for matches of Nov. 21-27. Eckerman finishes 2011 with five Rookie of the Week accolades, including three-straight, and two Player of the Week distinctions for a total of seven conference weekly awards in her freshman season. This marks Jarmoc's second defensive honor this season.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK; ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Haley Eckerman, Texas, OH, Fr., Waterloo, Iowa
Haley Eckerman guided No. 5 Texas in its victories over Texas A&M and Oklahoma last week, helping the Horns clinch the Big 12 Championship. The Waterloo, Iowa-native headlined the Texas attack for the week, recording a team-best 4.29 kills, 5.36 points, 0.71 aces and 1.00 digs per set, while hitting at a .347 clip. She notched a career-best five service aces in Texas' victory over OU. At Texas A&M, Eckerman hammered out 18 kills on .455 hitting in Texas' three-set victory. In the Horns' season finale victory over Oklahoma, Eckerman connected for 12 kills, notched the career-best five service aces and posted a career-high two solo blocks to help the Longhorns claim their fifth conference title.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Caroline Jarmoc, Kansas, MB, So., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jarmoc averaged 1.62 blocks and 0.75 digs in Kansas' two matches last week. She set the standard on both sides of the ball on Wednesday night at Kansas State when she churned out 14 kills and just one error to finish with a .481 attack percentage, the highest on the floor. The Alberta, Canada-product also moved up the Jayhawks' all-time leader board after providing the bulk of performance in the blocking column. Her eight block assists led all players and came up just one shy of her career high. Facing Baylor on Saturday, she cranked out 12 kills in the contest. The sophomore led the way with five blocks, two of them of the solo variety. Jarmoc ended the regular season tied for third all-time on Kansas' single season block assists list (115).
BIG 12 WEEKLY AWARDS
|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.|
|Nov. 21||Hannah Allison, Texas, S, So.||Kristen Hahn, Iowa State, L, So.||Haley Eckerman, Texas, OH, Fr.|
|Nov. 28||Haley Eckerman, Texas, OH, Fr.||Caroline Jarmoc, Kansas, MB, So.||Haley Eckerman, Texas, OH, Fr.|