Bigbee, Hahn earn Big 12 honors


Photo: Grace Steenhagen/Iowa State Daily

Kristen Hahn digs the ball up from a spike by a Northern Iowa player in the fourth set of match. The Cyclones went on to win the match 27-25, landing another victory for Iowa State.

Alex Halsted

The ISU volleyball team kicked off Big 12 play Saturday with a 3-1 victory against Baylor, and two players were honored for their efforts Monday.

Freshman Mackenzie Bigbee was named the Big 12 Rookie of the Week after collecting 18 kills against the Bears over the weekend, and libero Kristen Hahn was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week after contributing 25 digs in the win. 

This season Bigbee is averaging 3.37 kills per set, and in nine of the 10 matches in which she’s played, the Williamsburg, Iowa, native has reached double-digits in kills 

For Hahn, it’s a repeat of last week when the junior was awarded the same honor after recording a season-high 26 digs against then No. 1 Nebraska. Hahn averaged 6.25 digs per set against Baylor and is now averaging 4.78 digs per set on the season. 

It’s the sixth time Hahn has won the award in her career. 

The Cyclones will continue Big 12 play Wednesday in Lawrence, Kan., when they take on the Jayhawks at 6:30 p.m.