Volleyball rises to No. 6, Moriarty named Big 12 Player of the Week
AUSTIN, Texas -- After recording a pair of Big 12 Conference victories last week the Texas Volleyball team moved up one spot to No. 6 in the CSTV/AVCA Top 25 poll released Monday. In the two victories, Longhorns' setter Michelle Moriarty recorded 16.33 assists per-game and she was honored as the Big 12 Conference Player of the Week for her play.
Texas moves up in the poll after spending six weeks in the No. 7 position. Big 12 Conference foe Nebraska tops the poll, while Penn State weighs in at No. 2, Stanford ranks third and Southern California and Washington round out the top five
Moriarty led Texas to a pair of Big 12 Conference victories over Baylor and Kansas last week, adding 2.50 digs per-game to her 16.33 assists average. The senior helped Texas to an incredible .404 attack mark for the week and averaged 0.50 service aces per-game.
The Houston, Texas, native recorded 47 assists in Texas' three-game sweep of Baylor and tallied nine digs. In the match, she led Texas to a .421 hitting percentage and she added two service aces and two kills to her effort.
Against Kansas, Moriarty registered 51 assists in the Longhorns 3-0 win, while chipping in six digs, a kill, a service ace and a block. She led the Horns to a .388 attack mark for the match and helped three different Longhorns post double-digit kill totals.
The league honor is the second of Moriarty's career and the fourth in the last six weeks for the Longhorns.
Moriarty and the Longhorns return to action at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 when they travel to Norman, Okla. for a Big 12 Conference showdown with Oklahoma (15-4, 7-2 Big 12).