Sept. 4, 2007
WACO, Texas -
Anna Breyfogle has been named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for the matches of August 27-September 3, the league office announced on Tuesday.
Breyfogle (Buda, Texas), a sophomore middle blocker, recorded 31 total blocks in four matches last week to pace the Big 12 in blocks per game with 2.07. She currently leads the league with 47 total blocks and 11 solo blocks, and ranks second with 1.74 blocks per game.
"I was pretty surprised when I first heard," said Breyfogle. "I think that I was just really focused on the games this week. I was able to read some of the hitters and was able to make a good play on the ball."
In the Bears' 3-1 victory over Texas State, Breyfogle registered six total blocks including one solo. She followed that performance with a nine-block outing (three solo) to help Baylor sweep Stephen F. Austin in the opening match of the Baylor Invitational. She recorded her first double-double of the season with 11 blocks (three solo) to go along with 12 kills against Mississippi State. Breyfogle nearly registered her first career triple-double as she added a career-high eight digs against the Bulldogs. She tallied five more blocks in a 3-0 loss to Oregon, and was named to the all-tournament team for her efforts throughout the weekend.
The award marks the first Big 12 player of the week nomination for Breyfogle, and is the first weekly award for a Baylor player since Desiree Guilliard-Young was named player of the week on Oct. 24 during the 2005 season.
Baylor returns to action on Friday as the Bears travel to Dallas to participate in the SMU/Radisson Invitational. Baylor will face Sam Houston State on Friday afternoon and play SMU and Mississippi on Saturday.