Texas' Morgan Johnson (12), Ashley Shook (9) and Micaya White (1) celebrate scoring against TCU during a Big 12 Conference volleyball game at Gregory Gym Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

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Big 12 honors Texas’ Ashley Shook for a third time in 2017

Posted November 20th, 2017

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Ashley Shook has set up a debate as to who is the top freshman in the Big 12.

Shook, UT’s freshman setter, was named the Big 12’s freshman of the week on Monday. In last week’s sweep of No. 16 Kansas, Shook had 42 assists and five digs. Shook’s 10.82 assists per set rank fourth in the Big 12.

The weekly win was Shook’s third of the season. Teammate Lexi Sun, who is an outside hitter, is also a three-time winner of the freshman of the week award, as is Baylor outside hitter Yossiana Pressley.

On Monday, Texas (22-2; 14-0 Big 12) also remained in the second slot in the AVCA’s national poll. UT hosts Oklahoma on Wednesday before closing out the season with a trip to see Pressley’s Bears on Saturday. Baylor (23-5; 13-2) has moved up to No. 18 in the AVCA poll.

Texas has already secured a share of the Big 12’s championship.

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