Sept. 3, 2012
|Texas State (4-3) at Baylor (5-1)
Sept. 4, 2012 | 7:00 p.m. CT
Waco, Texas | Ferrell Center (6,000)
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Texas State Bobcats
All-Time Series: BU is 10-20-1 (H: 6-6, A: 4-6, N: 0-8-1)
Last meeting: Baylor won 3-2, Nov. 1, 2011
The Bobcats won four straight to capture the Lamar Invitational title last weekend. Junior right side hitter Amari Deardorff was voted to the Preseason All-WAC Team, while, as a team, Texas State was voted to finished fifth in the preseason poll.
SO OH Alexandra Sims leads the offense with 3.12 kills per set. SR S Caleigh McCorquodale average 6.95 assists/set and 3.09 digs/set.
- The Bears went 2-1 over the weekend and took second at the Hawiian Airlines Wahine Classic. Thea Munch-Soegaard and Alyssa Dibbern were named to the All-Tournament team.
- Baylor's sweep over No. 25 Cal on Aug. 31 was the first over a ranked opponent since a 3-0 win over No. 11 Iowa State on Sept. 23, 2009 in Waco.
- Senior Alyssa Dibbern ranks seventh in the Big 12 with a .348 hitting percentage and 10th with 3.15 kills/set. She recorded a career high 19 kills in BU's 3-1 win over Tulane on Aug. 25.
- Freshman Thea Munch-Soegaard has three double-doubles in her first six matches of the season.
- The Bears height this season has been evident, averaging 2.95 blocks/set after averaging 2.0 in 2011.
- Head coach Jim Barnes picked up the 300th win of his career with a 3-1 win over Nevada on Aug. 25.
- The Bears tied a program best by being picked fifth in the 2012 Big 12 Preseason Poll, their highest since a fifth-place nod in the 2009 poll.
- Senior MH Torri Campbell was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team.
- Despite losing six letterwinners to graduation, Baylor reloaded with seven incoming freshman, ranking No. 16 in the country according to PrepVolleyball.com.
- The 2011 squad earned BU its fourth-ever bid to the NCAA Championship and second in the last three years.