For the second straight week, Texas is ranked sixth nationally and second in its conference.
Texas remained in sixth place in the AVCA’s national poll on Monday. With 1,284 points, Texas (8-2) gained 36 points in this week’s accumulation of votes. The Longhorns, though, fell 303 points shy of top-ranked Baylor.
This marks the first time in school history that Baylor has topped the AVCA poll. The Bears were ranked second last week.
An unprecedented season continues 🤩
The Baylor Bears are the No. 1⃣ team in the country for the first time in program history! 🐻
— Baylor Volleyball (@BaylorVBall) September 30, 2019
Skylar Fields ➡️ @Big12Conference Rookie of the Week
◽️ 3.71 kps
— Texas Volleyball (@TexasVolleyball) September 30, 2019
In those two wins, Texas got 26 kills from freshman Skylar Fields. On Monday, Field was named the Big 12 Rookie of the Week. This is the second time that award has been given to Fields, a 6-2 opposite hitter who entered the season as the Big 12’s preseason co-freshman of the year.
Texas has a light itinerary this week. The Longhorns have the upcoming weekend off but must travel to TCU (5-7; 0-2) on Wednesday night.
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