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2008 Volleyball Accomplishments

Head coach Jim Barnes and the Bears finished 18-13 overall, 9-11 in the Big 12.

Head coach Jim Barnes and the Bears finished 18-13 overall, 9-11 in the Big 12.
2008 Volleyball Accomplishments

Team

-18-13 overall, 9-11 Big 12
-Tied for the most overall wins since 1999 (18 in 2006 and 2001)
-Tied for the most Big 12 wins since 1999 (9 in 2001)
-Set school record with eight straight wins to open the season
-Set school record by winning first three conference matches
-Four Academic All-Big 12 first-team selections
-Two first-team All-Big 12 selections; first time since 1999
-Listed in the receiving votes section of the AVCA Top 25 for five straight weeks
-Posted the highest single-season attendance (9,940) in BU history
-Signed a Top 40 recruiting class in November, including the No. 30 overall player (second-highest ranked recruit in BU history)
-Recorded 16 service aces against Prairie View A&M (ranks second all-time in BU history, program record for three-set match)
-Hitting percentage of .331 in 3-2 win against Texas Tech (fourth-best hitting percentage for a five-set match, and best performance ever against Big 12 opponent in five-set match)
-Hit .427 in a 3-0 sweep of Kansas (eighth-best single-match hitting percentage ever, highest ever against a Big 12 opponent)
-Held Colorado to -.083 hitting in 3-0 win (third-lowest opponent hitting percentage in BU history, lowest ever against a Big 12 opponent; first time since 1996 that a Big 12 team has hit negative in all three sets in a conference match)
-Recorded 104 digs at Oklahoma (second-most digs in the rally scoring era)
-Had three players with 20 or more digs in 3-2 win against Oklahoma (first time since the 1999 season, 5 players with 20+ digs vs. Texas)
-Rallied from 2-0 deficit to defeat Missouri 3-2 (first time to rally from down 2-0 since 2006 season)

Individual

Taylor Barnes

-2008 All-Big 12 first-team selection
-2008 AVCA All-Central Region honorable mention
-Currently ranks fourth in BU history with 3,890 assists
-Currently ranks fourth in BU history with 156 service aces
-Ranks first all-time with 0.45 service aces per set
-Ranks second all-time with 11.20 assists per set
-Baylor Invitational Most Valuable Player
-Oregon Classic all-tournament team
-Baylor Classic all-tournament team
-Led the Big 12 with 49 service aces and 0.43 saps
-49 service aces ranks sixth all-time for a single-season
-Led the team with .329 hitting percentage
-16 matches with .333+ hitting
-Hit a career-best .800 (8-0-10) against TCU
-Career-best 64 assists in 3-2 win against Oklahoma
-Career-high 20 digs against Oklahoma
-12 assist-dig double-doubles on the season
-2008 preseason All-Big 12 selection

Anna Breyfogle

-2008 All-Big 12 first-team selection
-2008 AVCA All-Central Region honorable mention
-Currently ranks sixth in BU history with 453 total blocks.
-Ranks second all-time with .144 blocks per set
-Led the Big 12 with 1.45 blocks per set (led the conference for the second-straight year)
-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 5 (fourth weekly honor of her career, the most in BU history)
-Three double-doubles on the season (11k-16d vs. SMU; 10k-10b vs. CU; 12k-12b at TAMU)
-10 matches with .348+ hitting percentage
-Career-best eight service aces against Prairie View A&M (second-best total in BU history for three-set match)
-Career-high 16 digs against SMU
-Three matches with 10+ digs
-13 matches with 5+ blocks
-Recorded 10 blocks against Colorado (second-best total in BU history in a three-set match)
-Tallied 12 blocks at Texas A&M (second-best total in BU history for four-set match)
-2008 preseason All-Big 12 selection

Ashlie Christenson

-Oregon Classic all-tournament team
-First career double-double against Missouri (11k-12d)
-Career-best seven blocks at Colorado
-11 10-kill matches

Allison King

-Baylor Invitational Top Libero
-Started 24 matches at Libero and 7 matches at Outside Hitter
-26 matches with 10+ digs
-Streak of 21 straight matches with 10+ digs
-6 matches with 20+ digs
-21 digs in 3-0 win over UTSA (third-best total in BU history for three-set match)
-24 digs in 3-1 loss to Iowa State (fourth-best total in BU history for four-set match)
-29 digs in 3-2 win over Missouri (seventh-best total in BU history for five-set match)
-Recorded 29 digs while playing libero for 2 sets and outside hitter for 3 sets
-Recorded two kill-dig double-doubles on the season (11k-12d at TTU, 11k-20d at KU)
-Back-to-back 20-dig matches
-Three 10-kill matches

Katie Sanders

-Became the 13th player in BU history with 1,000 career kills
-Currently ranks eighth in BU history with 1,156 kills
-Ranks fourth all-time with 3.41 kills per set and 9.38 attempts per set
-Baylor Classic Most Valuable Player
-Baylor Invitational all-tournament team
-Recorded 21k-21d against Oklahoma (third career 20-20 match; second-most in BU history, Elisha Polk - 8)
-15 kill-dig double-doubles on the season
-Two 20-kill matches
-23 10-kill matches
-17 10-dig matches
-Hit for a career-best .524 (13-2-21) against Kansas

 

 

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