MANHATTAN, Kan. (Kansas State Athletics) – K-State freshman outside hitter Shaylee Myers, after leading the Wildcats in kills last week, was named Big 12 Rookie of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday.
Myers produced a match-high 17 kills in the Wildcats’ sweep of Iowa State Sunday, hitting .311 while adding three blocks, two digs and an ace. Earlier in the week, Myers logged 10 kills over three sets at Texas Tech last Wednesday.
Her 4.50 kills per set were tops among league freshmen during the week and her season average of 3.95 a set ranks fourth in the league and best among freshmen.
Myers, a native of Lincoln, Nebraska, has led the Cats in kills six times this season, including in three of the last five contests. During Big 12 play, Myers has a team-best 4.00 kills-per-set average.
Her honor marks the first Big 12 weekly award of the season for K-State and the 71st honor under 22-year head coach Suzie Fritz. Fritz has overseen 22 rookie-of-the-week winners since 2007.
The Wildcats (10-6, 1-2 Big 12) head to Morgantown, West Virginia, Wednesday to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers. First serve is set for 5 p.m. CT with broadcast coverage on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ and News Radio KMAN (93.3 FM).