Following a 2-0 week for the Cyclones, Iowa State’s Kristen Hahn becomes the all-time leader in Big 12 volleyball weekly awards history with her 16th career Defensive Player of the Week honor. Sallie McLaurin (Oklahoma) and Chloe Collins (Texas) were also named weekly award winners for matches played Oct. 23-26.
The 16 awards for Hahn surpasses former Cyclone Ashley Mass. In addition to Hahn’s quartet of wins this season, she claimed the award eight times in 2012 and on four occasions in 2011.
McLaurin earns her fourth Offensive Player of the Week distinction this season and 10th of her career. She is just one of three players to garner four or more honors in a single season in that category in Big 12 history. Her 10 career awards ranks fifth on the league’s weekly awards career chart.
Collins was named the Rookie of the Week, her first career honor, and third for a Texas freshman this season.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sallie McLaurin, Oklahoma, Sr., MB, Midwest City, Okla./Carl Albert
Last week, McLaurin hit .457 and averaged 4.62 kills per set on 37 kills to lead the Oklahoma attack in a 2-0 week. On Wednesday, she posted 23 kills and hit .537 against TCU. It marked the third time she has tallied 20 kills or more and seventh time hitting better than .500 this season. Against West Virginia on Saturday, the senior knocked down a team-high 14 kills and hit .345. For the week, she recorded nine blocks (1.12) and five digs. Her kills and points averages ranked second in the league for the week, while her hitting percentage was fourth-best.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kristen Hahn, Iowa State, Sr., L, Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy
In ISU’s win over No. 22 Kansas on Wednesday, Hahn had her third 30+ dig match of the season with 35 digs as the Cyclones defeated the Jayhawks in five sets. She followed that up with a 16-dig performance against TCU on Saturday, finishing the week averaging 6.38 digs per set. Hahn also contributed to the Iowa State effort via serving. The senior had a Big 12-best five aces on the week, including a career-best four against the Horned Frogs. Her ace in the third set at KU clinched the set for the Cyclones. She led the league in digs and service aces for the week.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Chloe Collins, Texas, Fr., S, Cypress, Texas/Cypress Woods
Collins’ average of 12.00 assists on the week was tied for the league lead. She tallied over 25 in each match as the Longhorns improved to 8-0 in league play at the halfway mark in the conference season. Against West Virginia, she recorded 26 in two sets before chipping in 34 at Kansas State on Saturday, guiding the Texas offense to a .366 hitting percentage over the two road wins, including a season-best .384 against the Mountaineers. In the first two sets at West Virginia, Texas hit .452, including an error-free first set.
2013 BIG 12 WEEKLY AWARDS
|Date||Offensive Player of the Week||Defensive Player of the Week||Rookie of the Week|
|Sept. 2||Sallie McLaurin, Oklahoma, Sr., MB||Kristen Hahn, Iowa State, Sr., L||Jordan Anderson, West Virginia, Fr., OH|
|Sept. 9||Sallie McLaurin, Oklahoma, Sr., MB||Caroline Jarmoc, Kansas, Sr., MB||Jordan Anderson, West Virginia, Fr., OH|
|Sept. 16||Sallie McLaurin, Oklahoma, Sr., MB||Brianne Riley, Kansas, Sr., L||Katie Brand, Kansas State, Fr., S|
|Sept. 23||Erin McNorton, Kansas, Sr., S||Kaitlynn Pelger, Kansas State, Sr., MB||Tayler Soucie, Kansas, Fr., MB|
|Sept. 30||Tiana Dockery, Kansas, So., OH||Kristen Hahn, Iowa State, Sr., L;
Caroline Jarmoc, Kansas, Sr., MB
|Chiaka Ogbogu, Texas, Fr., MB|
|Oct. 7||Sara McClinton, Kansas, Jr., OH||Tayler Soucie, Kansas, Fr., MB||Chiaka Ogbogu, Texas, Fr., MB|
|Oct. 14||Bailey Webster, Texas, Sr., OH||Kristen Hahn, Iowa State, Sr., L||Tola Itiola, Baylor, Fr., MH|
|Oct. 21||Kaitlynn Pelger, Kansas State, Sr., MB||Chelsea Albers, Kansas, Jr., OH||Natalie Gower, TCU, Fr., MB|
|Oct. 28||Sallie McLaurin, Oklahoma, Sr., MB||Kristen Hahn, Iowa State, Sr., L||Chloe Collins, Texas, Fr., S|