Ranked first last week, Texas still climbed a little in the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s poll on Monday.
Seven days after moving atop the AVCA poll for the first time this season, Texas remained in that spot on Monday. Fresh off of sweeps of Texas Tech and West Virginia, Texas (16-2) earned 1,575 points and 47 first-place votes. Last Monday, UT received 1,565 points and 43 first-place votes.
Pittsburgh (23-1), Baylor (19-1), Wisconsin (16-4) and Stanford (16-4) were ranked just behind Texas for a second straight week.
#Big12VB's Week 10 winners:
🏐 White: was second in the Conference in kills per set (4.8) and points per set (5.1).
🏐 Kadiku: led the #Big12 in total blocks (19) and blocks per set (2.4).
🏐 O'Neal: collected 12 kills and hit .556 over six sets.
— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) November 4, 2019
On Monday, Texas also collected two of the Big 12’s weekly awards. Senior outside hitter Micaya White was named the Big 12’s offensive player of the week. Freshman middle blocker Asjia O’Neal earned the conference’s weekly honor for rookies.
White, who led Texas past Texas Tech and West Virginia with her 29 kills, picked up her second weekly award of the season on Monday. Twelve kills, five blocks and a .556 hitting percentage helped O’Neal join teammates Molly Phillips and Skylar Fields as winners of the rookie award. Fields has earned that honor during four of this season’s 10 weeks.
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