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Baylor Athletics | November 7, 2017

Baylor's Yossiana Pressley named AVCA Player of the Week

Pressley has led the Big 12 for two straight weeks in kills per set and points per set.

WACO, Texas – Baylor volleyball freshman outside hitter Yossiana Pressley was named the Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association National Player of the Week, announced Tuesday afternoon by the AVCA.

Pressley is just the third AVCA National Player of the Week selection in program history, the first since teammate Katie Staiger earned the honor on Sept. 27, 2016.

The Cypress, Texas native has led the Big 12 for two straight weeks in kills per set and points per set as BU has started out the second half of conference play with four consecutive sweeps.

In a week that saw Baylor post a 2-0 effort, Pressley pounded in 31 kills and 5.17 kills/set, including 14 kills in Baylor’s sweep over No. 19 Iowa State last Saturday.

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Pressley also had the top league performance in a three-set match last week, putting up 17 kills in a sweep of TCU last Wednesday. With her help, BU continues to lead the league in kills per set (14.55).

Baylor’s 11 weekly honors extends the all-time program record. Pressley’s Big 12 Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week honors announced on Monday surpassed the all-time record of nine in a single season.

Pressley and the 23rd-ranked Bears have a midweek bye before traveling to No. 11 Kansas for a top 25 matchup Saturday at 1 p.m. ET at Horejsi Family Athletics Center in Lawrence, Kansas. 

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