Engle earns Big 12 Player of the Week honors
IRVING, Texas -- Texas sophomore opposite hitter Ashley Engle has been named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Week after recording 4.57 points per-game and hitting at a .512 clip in the Longhorns' two conference victories last week. Engle is the fifth Texas player to earn player of the week honors in 2007, marking the first time any team has accomplished the feat in Big 12 history.
Engle's award is the second of her career and the seventh honor for UT this season. The Yorba Linda, Calif., native led No. 3 Texas to a pair of victories over Kansas and Texas A&M last week, posting 3.57 kills, 2.00 digs, 0.86 blocks and 0.57 aces per-game. The sophomore committed just three attack errors on 43 swings for the week, including an error free performance against Texas A&M.
Engle headlined Texas' attack in its victory over Texas A&M, hammering out 16 kills on 27 error-free swings. The sophomore hit at a .593 clip against the Aggies and collected two blocks, 11 digs and two service aces. Engle's kill/dig double-double was her fifth of the season and the 20th of her career.
Against Kansas, the opposite hitter recorded nine kills and posted a .375 attack mark, while committing just three attack errors. She added two service aces, four total blocks and three digs to her all-around performance in the Horns' three-game sweep.
Engle and the Longhorns return to action Wednesday, Nov. 14 when they take on Big 12 Conference foe Texas Tech at 6:30 p.m. CT in Gregory Gymnasium.