On Monday, Big 12 officials named freshman setter Ashley Shook the Big 12 Freshman of the Week, the first award of her career.
In a pair of wins over Baylor and Kansas State last week, Shook led No. 5 Texas with 69 assists, 19 digs and four kills. She’s currently fifth in the conference with 11.5 assists per set.
This marks the fourth time a Longhorn has won a weekly conference award this season. Outside hitter Lexi Sun earned consecutive Big 12 Freshman of the Week nods on Sept. 4 and Sept. 11, and junior middle blocker Morgan Johnson was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 26.
The trio have been a integral part of Texas’ success this year. The Longhorns are 11–2 and lead the Big 12 with a .338 hitting percentage.
Texas heads to Fort Worth on Sunday to take on TCU. The Longhorns will enter the matchup with a five-game win streak, giving up just two sets to West Virginia during that span.