Texas' Micaya White(1) hits past Kansas State's Katie Reininger(9) and Katie Brand(6) during a Big 12 Conference match at Gregory Gym Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

BEVO BEAT Volleyball

Big 12 recognizes on-court efforts of Texas’ White, Nwanebu

Posted November 21st, 2016

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As she nears the end of her first regular season, Micaya White has made history.

On Monday, White was once again named the Big 12’s freshman of the week for the sport of volleyball. The redshirt freshman from Frisco is the first seven-time winner of this award, and the outside hitter broke a first-year standard that Nebraska’s Hannah Werth established in 2009.

In wins over Texas Tech and Kansas State this past week, White hit .349 with 25 kills and 16 digs.

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White was joined on the Big 12’s honor roll by teammate Ebony Nwanebu, a junior outside hitter who was lauded as the conference’s offensive player of the week. A junior outside hitter, Nwanebu hit .560 in the sweep of Texas Tech and .625 in a 3-1 win over Kansas State, and she collected 25 kills over the course of the week.

Nwanebu, who leads the Big 12 in hitting percentage, is a two-time recipient of the conference’s offensive player of the week award.

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