Vogel Tabbed Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week

Big 12 Release

MANHATTAN, Kan. – After a career weekend in which she was named Arkansas Invitational MVP, the Big 12 named Bryna Vogel as its Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.

The junior right-side hitter earns her first career weekly honor after a career-best 21 kills on an astonishing .704 attacking percentage (2 errors, 27 total attempts) in a four-set win over Southern Miss. No player in K-State history has recorded as many kills at a higher efficiency than Vogel did Saturday. Her .704 hitting percentage was more than 150 points better than the second-best mark in the league last week.

“It’s truly an honor,” Vogel said of receiving the award. “Volleyball is a team sport, and I think it’s just a reflection on how well the team is playing right now.”

The Clearwater, Kansas, native previously set her career high with 18 kills in a four-set win over Creighton Tuesday before eclipsing that mark with her 21-kill output Saturday.

For the week, Vogel averaged 3.80 kills per set with a .444 (57k-9e-108ta) in helping the Wildcats go a perfect 4-0, extending their winning streak to nine matches.

Vogel is the first Wildcat to earn Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors since Katie Reininger claimed the award on Oct. 13, 2014.  She earns the 13th offensive weekly award and 35th overall for K-State since 2007.

K-State (11-2) welcomes rival Iowa State (7-4) to Ahearn Field House Wednesday to open Big 12 play. First serve is slated for 7 p.m., and can be seen on K-StateHD.TV and Cox Channel Kansas. The match with the Cyclones can also be heard on radio at 1350 KMAN