Big 12 Volleyball Preseason Awards Announced

The 2022 All-Big 12 Volleyball Preseason Team has been revealed along with the Preseason Player and Freshman of the Year awards. Texas’ Logan Eggleston was named the league’s Preseason Player of the Year for the second consecutive season while Baylor’s Averi Carlson was named the Conference’s Preseason Freshman of the Year.

Eggleston becomes the first player to repeat as Preseason Player of the Year since UT’s Micaya White in 2018-19 and marks the 13th time a Longhorn has been bestowed with the honor. The two-time reigning Big 12 Player of the Year was second in the conference with 4.67 points per set, third with an average of 0.48 service aces per set and had 3.85 kills per set in 2021. The four-time AVCA All-American was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week four times last season and led Texas to an NCAA Regional Final appearance with a 27-2 record.

Carlson is Baylor’s first Preseason Freshman of the Year recipient. The Lucas, Texas native is Baylor’s highest-ranked Recruit in program history, ranked No. 4 by PrepVolleyball.com. She was the top setter of the 2022 class after winning three-straight state championships from 2019-21 at Lovejoy High School. The 2021-2022 Gatorade National and Texas Player of the Year amassed 4,416 career assists at nine assists per set with 1,121 digs, 479 kills and 206 aces in her career.

UT led the Preseason All-Big 12 team with four out of the 15 selections, including Eggleston, Zoe Fleck, Asjia O’Neal and Madisen Skinner. Baylor, Kansas and Texas Tech each placed two student-athletes on the team while Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma, TCU and West Virginia had one player each selected. It marks the first time since 2017 that all nine schools have been represented on the preseason team.

The preseason team and awards are voted on by the league’s head coaches who are not permitted to vote for their own players. The Big 12 Preseason Poll will be unveiled on Thursday, June 23.

2022 Big 12 Volleyball Preseason Awards
Preseason Player of the Year: Logan Eggleston, Texas*
Preseason Freshman of the Year: Averi Carlson, Baylor

2022 All-Big 12 Volleyball Preseason Team
 

Name, School Position Year Hometown
Lauren Harrison, Baylor*# OH Sr. Stone Mountain, Ga.
Kara McGhee, Baylor MB Sr. San Antonio, Texas
Eleanor Holthaus, Iowa State*# RS Sr. Richmond, Minn.
Caroline Bien, Kansas*#! OH/L So. Overland Park, Kan.
Rachel Langs, Kansas MB Sr. Fairview, Texas
Aliyah Carter, Kansas State*# OH Jr. Dubuque, Iowa
Megan Wilson, Oklahoma! MB/OH So. Kingwood, Texas
Julia Adams, TCU OH Sr. Plano, Texas
Logan Eggleston, Texas*# OH Sr. Brentwood, Tenn.
Zoe Fleck, Texas L Sr. Granada Hills, Calif.
Asjia O’Neal, Texas*# MB RS-Jr. Southlake, Texas
Madisen Skinner, Texas* OH So. Katy, Texas
Karrington Jones, Texas Tech^ MB Sr. Little Elm, Texas
Kenna Sauer, Texas Tech*# OH Sr. Ankeny, Iowa
Adrian Ell, West Virginia*# OH Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio

*Unanimous selection
# – 2021 All-Big 12 First Team
^ – 2021 All-Big 12 Second Team
! – 2021 All-Big 12 Rookie Team
A tie created an extra position on the team.
Players listed alphabetically by school

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