By Steve Lansdale
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas junior outside hitter Micaya White has been named Southwest Region Player of the Year, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced Tuesday. In addition, five Longhorns earned All-Southwest Region honors.
White, senior outside hitter Yaasmeen Bedart-Ghani, freshman middle blocker Brionne Butler, and freshman outside hitter Logan Eggleston were named to the All-Region team, while senior middle blocker earned Honorable Mention honors.
White leads the No. 5 Longhorns with 364 kills (3.87/set), hitting .306. She has 19 services aces (0.20/set), 227 digs (2.41/set) and 43 blocks (0.46/set). She also was named Big 12 Player of the Year, and this year’s selection to the All-Region team is her third in as many seasons at UT.
Eggleston has 280 kills (3.01/set), hitting .272, 19 service aces (0.20/sest), 86 digs (0.92/set) and 48 blocks (0.52/set). Eggleston was named Big 12 Freshman of the Year.
Butler leads the Longhorns in blocks with 112 (1.19/set), also with 192 kills (2.04/set), hitting (.358) and 49 digs (0.52/set).
Bedart-Ghani leads the team in hitting percentage with 182 kills (2.64/set) with a .373 efficiency, also with 47 blocks (0.68/set) and 33 digs (0.48/set).
Johnson has 100 blocks on the season (1.06/set) and 169 kills (1.80/set) hitting .364.
All five players were also named to 2018 All-Big 12 teams.