Flowers Tabbed as Big 12 Co-Rookie of the Week

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State volleyball’s Macy Flowers was named Big 12 Co-Rookie of the Week on Monday after the Kansas native was the only freshman to rank among the conference’s top-10 in both hitting percentage and kills per set for the week of October 26. 

Flowers shared the weekly honor with TCU’s Ashleigh Martin, who hit over .300 in both of the Horned Frogs’ matches.

A Chanute High School product, Flowers had 21 kills (3.0/set) on a .347 attack percentage last week to help K-State win both of its matches. In a sweep at West Virginia on October 28, Flowers matched her career-high in kills with 11 while swinging at a .476 clip. Three days later against TCU, the middle blocker had 10 kills and five blocks. She also averaged 3.42 points per set, trailing Martin (3.5) for the conference lead among freshmen.

Since making her K-State debut on October 3 at TCU, Flowers leads all Wildcats with 29 blocks while she is third on the team in kills (63) and hitting percentage (.288). Her 1.07 blocks per set in Big 12-only matches are fifth-best in the conference.

Flowers is the first Wildcat to earn the Big 12 Rookie of the Week award since current K-State sophomore Kylee Zumach garnered the last of her five top rookie honors on October 27, 2014.

This marks the second straight week and third time this season that a Wildcat garnered a weekly award from the Big 12. Kersten Kober and Katie Brand were named the conference’s top defensive player on October 5 and 26, respectively.

Under head coach Suzie Fritz, K-State has accumulated 43 Big 12 player of the week honors, including 16 in the last three years.

Following a midweek bye this Wednesday, the Wildcats (14-8, 6-4 Big 12) continue their four-match homestand with a 7 p.m. match on Saturday against Texas Tech (13-11, 2-8 Big 12) in Ahearn Field House.