ISU volleyball team claims Big 12 awards

Alex Halsted

It was a big day for the ISU volleyball team as four players were awarded individual Big 12 awards. 

Libero Kristen Hahn was named the Big 12 Libero of the Year, setter Alison Landwehr was named the Big 12 Setter of the Year, outside hitter Mackenzie Bigbee was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year, and middle blocker Jamie Straube was awarded the Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year. 

Hahn won the libero award last season, too, and this season, she averaged 5.84 digs per set in Big 12 play — one full dig per set more than any other player in the conference. This season, Hahn won the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week award on eight occasions, the first player ever to do so. 

This season, Landwehr averaged 11.93 assists per set, and just last weekend tied a career high with 66 assists in Iowa State’s victory against No. 3 Texas. Bigbee, in her first season with the team, averaged 2.91 kills per set, good for No. 8 in the conference.

In addition to the individual awards, four Cyclones were named to the All-Big 12 First team. Hahn and outside hitter Victoria Hurtt were unanimous selections to the team, and the two were joined by Landwehr and Straube.