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Big 12 Record 21 Receive AVCA All-Regional Accolades
December 05, 2017

The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division I Regional All-America awards recognized a Big 12 record 21 student-athletes on the Southwest Region and the Midwest Region, announced on Tuesday.

Seventy-eight percent of the league was represented on the list, including a Big-12 leading six Texas players. Three-time Big 12 Setter of the Yera Ainise Havili (Kansas) was awarded Midwest Region Player of the Year. The Big 12 Player of the Year Chiaka Ogbogu (Texas) was named Southwest Region Player of the Year while Big 12 Freshman of the Year Yossiana Pressley (Baylor) recorded Southwest Region Freshman of the Year honors.

Midwest Region Player of the Year: Ainise Havili, Kansas

Southwest Region Player of the Year: Chiaka Ogbogu, Texas

Southwest Region Freshman of the Year: Yossiana Pressley, Baylor

Midwest Region

Hali Hillegas, Iowa State, L, So.

Jess Schaben, Iowa State, OH, Jr.**

Samara West, Iowa State, RS, Sr.

Ainise Havili, Kansas, S, Sr.****

Kelsie Payne, Kansas, RS, Sr.***

Madison Rigdon, Kansas, OH, Sr.**

Honorable Mention

Alexis Conaway, Iowa State OH, Sr.

Zoe Hill, Kansas, MB, So.

Payton Caffrey, West Virginia, OH, So.

Southwest Region

Shelly Fanning, Baylor, MB, So.

Hannah Lockin, Baylor, S, Fr.

Katie Staiger, Baylor, OH, Sr.**

Alyssa Enneking, Oklahoma, OH, Sr.

Anna Walsh, TCU, MB, Jr.

Cat McCoy, Texas, L, Sr.

Ebony Nwanebu, Texas, RS, Sr.***

Chiaka Ogbogu, Texas, MB, Sr.****

Ashley Shook, Texas, S, Fr.

Lexi Sun, Texas, OH, Fr.

Micaya White, Texas, OH, Sr.**

* Denotes total number of years selected to AVCA Division I All-Region Team

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