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Barnes Named Preseason All-Big 12

Sophomore Taylor Barnes was selected to the preseason All-Big 12 team on Tuesday.

Sophomore Taylor Barnes was selected to the preseason All-Big 12 team on Tuesday.

Aug. 7, 2007

WACO, Texas - Sophomore setter Taylor Barnes was selected to the preseason All-Big 12 team as voted on by the league's 11 head coaches it was announced on Tuesday. The Lady Bears were picked to finish eighth in the conference standings.

Barnes (Arlington, Texas) started all 33 matches for Baylor as a true freshman. In her rookie campaign, Barnes recorded 1,353 set assists on the season, the fifth-highest single season total in Baylor history. She led the Big 12 with 61 service aces, including a Baylor and Big 12 record 11 aces against Missouri. Barnes recorded triple-doubles against Kansas State (11 kills-52 assists-15 digs) and Missouri (10 kills-61 assists-13 digs), accounting for the only two triple-doubles in Big 12 play.

Nebraska was picked to win the conference, receiving all 10 first-place votes. The Huskers also placed a Big 12 record five players on the preseason All-Big 12 team. Texas had three players selected to the all-conference team, while Iowa State and Missouri each had two players selected. One player from Colorado was voted to the preseason all-league squad.

Baylor begins its fall workouts on Thursday with a morning and afternoon practice scheduled. The Lady Bears open the season on August 24 at the University at Buffalo Classic. Baylor returns home on August 31 as the Lady Bears host the Clarion Invitational in their home opener.

PRESEASON COACHES POLL

Rank Team (First-place Votes) Points
1. Nebraska (10) 100
2. Texas (1) 91
3. Missouri 68
4. Texas A&M 66
5. Colorado 62
6. Iowa State 57
7. Kansas State 54
8. Baylor 42
9. Oklahoma 31
10. Kansas 23
11. Texas Tech 11

Preseason Player of the Year: Sarah Pavan, Nebraska

Preseason Newcomer of the Year: Nataly Korobkova, Kansas State

Preseason Freshman of the Year: Juliann Faucette, Texas

PRESEASON ALL-BIG 12 TEAM

Name, School
Taylor Barnes, Baylor

Amber Sutherland, Colorado
Erin Boeve, Iowa State
Kaylee Manns, Iowa State
Tatum Ailes, Missouri
Na Yang, Missouri
Rachel Holloway, Nebraska
Christina Houghtelling, Nebraska
Jordan Larson, Nebraska
Sarah Pavan, Nebraska
Tracy Stalls, Nebraska
Ashley Engle, Texas
Destinee Hooker, Texas
Michelle Moriarty, Texas

 

 

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