Faucette's career week nets Big 12 Player of the Week honors
Nov. 15, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas senior All-America outside hitter Juliann Faucette has been named Big 12 Player of the Week after posting career numbers and leading the Longhorns to road wins over Baylor and Texas Tech last week. Faucette's award was the fourth player of the week honor of her career and the second of 2010.
Faucette shouldered the load for the Longhorns attack last week, pushing her streak of consecutive matches with 24 or more kills to three straight. On the week she averaged 7.06 points, 6.75 kills and 2.75 digs per-set, while hitting at a red hot .398 clip. The senior committed just nine attack errors on 113 total attempts.
In Texas' 3-1 win at Baylor, Faucette took the team on her back en route to registering a career-high 30 kills. She hit .364 on the night and added 15 digs for her 18th career kill/dig double-double. Faucette took over late in the third set with seven key kills, jumpstarting the Texas attack with the Bears leading 23-17. She connected for three-straight kills before Baylor forced set-point at the 24-20 mark. Four more kills by Faucette and a Baylor attack error pushed Texas ahead, 25-24.
Faucette willed the Horns to victory again at Tech as they downed the Red Raiders, 3-1. The senior hammered out 24 kills and posted an astounding .447 hitting percentage in the win, while adding seven digs, one ace and one block. She made just three attack errors on 47 attempts in the win.
Faucette and her Longhorn teammates return to action on Wednesday, Nov. 17 when they play host to Missouri. First serve is set for 6:30 p.m. Central.