Haley Eckerman named 2012 Volleyball Magazine National Co-Player of the Year
Jan. 19, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas -- The postseason accolades continued for Texas Volleyball student-athletes Haley Eckerman and Bailey Webster as Volleyball Magazine released its 2012 All-America teams. Both Eckerman and Webster were named first team All-Americans while Eckerman was named Volleyball Magazine National Co-Player of the Year.
This is the second time in Texas history that a Longhorn player earned national co-player of the year honors (Destinee Hooker in 2009).
Eckerman led the Longhorns to a 29-4 overall record and the 2012 national championship. Eckerman led Texas with 504 kills (4.38 kps) with 42 aces (0.37 saps), 234 digs (2.03 dps), 47 blocks (0.41 bps) and 575.0 points (5.00 pps).
She was named Big 12 Player of the Year and earned 2012 AVCA All-America first team honors.
Eckerman posted 12 kills and five digs with a .400 hitting percentage as the Longhorns earned their third national title in program history with the 3-0 sweep on Dec. 15 against Oregon in Louisville, Ky.
Webster, who was named as the NCAA Tournament most outstanding player, had a team-high 14 kills while hitting .500 in the national championship match. She was second on the team with 435 kills (3.85 kps) while hitting .354 for the season with 89 blocks (0.79 bps) and 491.0 points (4.35 pps).