Texas opposite hitter Skylar Fields (5) looks on in between points during a match against Southern California in Austin on Sept. 1, 2019. [ELI IMADALI/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Texas freshman Skylar Fields honored twice by the Big 12 ahead of top-five showdown with Baylor

Posted October 21st, 2019

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Texas freshman opposite hitter Skylar Fields only needed three sets on Saturday to impress voters in the Big 12.

Fields was named the Big 12’s offensive and rookie of the week on Monday. Texas only played one match last week, but Field was impressive in a sweep of West Virginia. Against the Mountaineers, Field hit .522 with 13 kills. She also recorded a career-high eight blocks.

This season, Fields has won three of the Big 12’s eight weekly awards for rookies. This was the first time that the Big 12 named the 6-2 Missouri City product as its top offensive player.

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Texas has two games on this week’s schedule. Before travelling to Kansas over the weekend, Texas will host Baylor on Wednesday night. For the third straight week, Baylor (16-0) and Texas (12-2) are respectively ranked first and fourth in the AVCA’s national poll.

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