Player of the Year Logan Eggleston joins Texas teammates, coach on Big 12's honor roll
After helping Texas defend its volleyball title, Logan Eggleston has reclaimed her crown.
Eggleston has been named the Big 12's player of the year, the conference announced on Tuesday. Eggleston won the same award last season.
Haley Eckerman was the last Longhorn to be named the player of the year in consecutive seasons. She was a three-time honoree from 2012-14.
Eggleston, a 6-foot-2 junior outside hitter, is averaging 3.85 kills per set. She's hitting at a .301 clip and has contributed 40 aces and an average of 2.67 digs per set. She's a four-time Big 12 offensive player of the week honoree this season.
Eggleston was recognized alongside Jerritt Elliott, who was named the Big 12's top coach for the eighth time. Eggleston and teammates Jhenna Gabriel, Brionne Butler, Skylar Fields and Asjia O'Neal all earned first-team status on the all-conference list. Molly Phillips was a second-team honoree.
Texas went 15-1 this season in the Big 12 and edged Baylor by a game in the conference standings. Texas has won at least a share of the Big 12 championship in each of the past five seasons.
Texas (24-1) opens the NCAA Tournament this week. The NCAA's second overall seed, UT will host Sacred Heart (19-9) on Thursday night. If victorious, the Longhorns will return to Gregory Gym the following day to face either San Diego (20-7) or Rice (19-6).