Texas' Micaya White (1) celebrates scoring against TCU with Claire Hahn(4) during a Big 12 Conference match at Gregory Gym Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

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Micaya White leads Longhorns onto all-Big 12 volleyball team

Posted November 28th, 2016


On Monday, Texas freshman Micaya White was honored twice by the Big 12.

White has been named the conference’s freshman of the year for the 2016 volleyball season. A 6-1 outside hitter from Frisco, White leads Texas with her 4.07 kills per set.  In addition to ranking second on Texas’ roster with her 18 aces, White is hitting .268 while averaging nearly two digs pet set.

White was honored on the same day that she earned her eighth freshman of the week accolade, which extended a record run that was set last week. Sophomore middle blocker Morgan Johnson was lauded as the Big 12’s defensive player of the week on Monday.


Texas placed four players on the first team of the Big 12’s all-conference team. Senior setter Chloe Collins (11.33 assist per set), senior outside hitter Paulina Prieto Cerame (3.55 kills per set) and junior outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu (3.67 kills per set) joined White on the honor roll.

Kansas junior Kelsie Payne, who graduated from Connally High, was named the Big 12’s Player of the Year. Kansas (26-2) won the Big 12 championship with a one-game cushion in the standings over the Longhorns, but the Jayhawks will head into the NCAA tournament as a second seed in a region topped by Texas (22-4).

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