The Big 12 announced on Monday that Texas junior libero Cat McCoy had been named the conference’s defensive player of the week. Texas freshman Micaya White is a six-time freshman of the week and junior Ebony Nwanebu was once named the Big 12’s top offensive talent, so this is the Longhorns’ first defensive honor this season.
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McCoy had 29 digs in Texas’ five-set loss to Iowa State this past Saturday, and she led Texas with her 13 digs in a sweep of Baylor on Nov. 9. McCoy is currently ranked fifth in the Big 12 in digs (3.91 per set).
The loss to Iowa State dropped Texas a game behind Kansas in the Big 12 standings, although the Longhorns have three home game remaining on a regular-season schedule that wraps up next week. Texas (19-4) was ranked seventh in this week’s AVCA poll.
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