MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Freshman outside hitter Hannah Sackett
has been named Big 12 Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week, the conference office announced today.
Sackett becomes the fourth student-athlete since the Rookie award was established in 2008 to earn both the Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week honor in the same week. The feat was accomplished three times in 2011.
The Somers, Mont., native claimed the MVP of the Mountaineer Invitational after posting 54 kills, 4.91 kills per set, a .371 hitting percentage, six service aces and 23 digs over three matches last weekend. After the opening weekend of play, she leads the Big 12 in kills and kills per set. WVU has not had a player average more than 2.93 kills per set since 2007. She totaled 62.5 points on the weekend and also ranks in the league top-10 in hitting percentage and service aces. As a team, WVU recorded a match and season-high 100 digs in the match.
The Mountaineers will host their first Big 12 opponent, the No.2-ranked Texas Longhorns, on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum. Texas will be the first Big 12 opponent to visit Morgantown since joining the league on July 1.