AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas sophomore middle blocker Leticia Armstrong (Elkhart, Ind.) earned Big 12 Co-Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 23, the conference announced Monday. Armstrong shares the honor with Baylor's Desiree Guillard-Young, and marks the first Big 12 honor of her career.
In a 2-0 week for the then 16th-ranked Texas volleyball team, Armstrong averaged 4.69 points per game, 3.38 kills per game and 2.12 blocks per game as UT topped Texas Tech, 3-1, on the road and defeated No. 23 Kansas State, 3-1, at home.
Against Tech on Wednesday, Oct. 19, Armstrong had a match-high 14 kills, hit .346 and added seven blocks in the road victory.
On Saturday, Oct. 22 against K-State, Armstrong recorded her first-career double-double with 13 kills and a career-high 10 blocks to help UT earn its fifth-straight win against the Wildcats. Her block total matched the program's highest total in the rally scoring era, first set by Bethany Howden against Auburn in 2001. Armstrong also hit .524 in the match while adding three digs.
Armstrong is currently ranked third in the Big 12 (conference matches only) in hitting percentage (.423), fourth in kills per game (3.93), sixth in blocks per game (1.40) and fifth in points per game (4.86).
Armstrong and the 14th-ranked Longhorns return to action on Wednesday, Oct. 26, when they host Texas A&M in the second of two State Farm Lone Star Showdown match-ups. UT won the earlier meeting this season, 3-2, in College Station and will be looking to win back-to-back matches against the Aggies for the first time since the 1998-99 seasons.