Volleyball preview: Nike Big Four Classic
Sept. 6, 2011
Matches 5-6: No. 10/11 TEXAS (2-2, 0-0 Big 12) at Nike Big Four Classic
Through Texas' first four matches senior middle blocker Rachael Adams is leading the way for the Longhorns ... the All-American ranks second in the Big 12 with her .479 hitting percentage and 1.71 blocks per-set, while ranking seventh in the league with her 4.18 points per-set.
Texas has been selected to finish first in the 2011 Big 12 Conference race in a vote of league head coaches ... the preseason ranking marks the third time in four seasons (2008, 2009) that the Longhorns have been picked to win the league ... UT received seven of the possible nine first-place votes, while tallying 63 points overall.
Senior middle blocker Rachael Adams has been named a candidate for the 2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ... she is one of 30 NCAA volleyball student-athletes nominated for this year's award .... to be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.