Faucette earns Big 12 Player of the Week honors
IRVING, Texas -- Texas' freshman outside hitter Juliann Faucette has been named Big 12 Conference Player of the Week after posting 6.83 kills per game and hitting at a .437 clip in the Longhorns' two matches last week. The award was the first of her career and the second straight for Texas after sophomore outside hitter Destinee Hooker claimed conference honors last week.
Faucette headlined No. 7 Texas (5-3) in two Big 12 Conference matches, tallying 7.33 points and 6.83 kills per game in the two-match week. The freshman posted her second career kill/dig double-double against Missouri and averaged 2.00 digs per game for the week.
The San Diego, Calif., native was outstanding against top-ranked Nebraska on Sept. 12, recording 20 kills on .351 hitting to post her second straight 20-plus kill match. The freshman single-handedly kept the Longhorns in the third game against Nebraska, tallying nine kills on 16 swings.
Faucette led Texas to its first Big 12 Conference win of 2007 at home against Missouri on Sept. 15. Faucette hammered out 21 kills on the night, while posting a career-best .529 attack mark against the Tigers. She added 11 kills, two assists, two service aces and two blocks to her all-around performance. Her kill/dig double-double against Mizzou was the second of her career.
The Preseason Big 12 Freshman of the Year highlighted the Texas attack for the week, leading the team in kills (41), points (44) and hitting percentage (.437), and leading the Big 12 in kills per game (6.83) and points per game (7.33).
Faucette and the Longhorns return to action Wednesday, Sept. 19 when they welcome Iowa State (8-4) to Gregory Gymnasium. The match is slated for a 6:30 p.m. start and will be streamed live on TexasSports.TV.