NORMAN — Oklahoma volleyball’s Kylee McLaughlin has been named the Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week with Iowa State’s Jess Schaben, the conference announced Monday.
McLaughlin’s honor marks the fourth Big 12 weekly for OU this season and first offensive accolade. The 5-10 setter is the first Sooner to be named Offensive Player of the Week since then-sophomore Audrey Alford did so on Sept. 5, 2016.
A product of Carrollton, Texas, McLaughlin led the Big 12 with 108 assists and 12.00 assists per set last week. Her 108 assists were the most in a week’s span during conference play this season. McLaughlin also ran the Sooner offense that averaged 14.11 kills per set on a .246 hitting percentage.
In the Sooners’ 3-2 victory at Texas Tech on Wednesday, McLaughlin set a career high with 62 assists, matching the most by a Big 12 student-athlete this season. She added 14 digs for a double-double to go with eight block assists and a pair of kills.
Against TCU on Friday, McLaughlin led the match with 46 assists while producing 15 digs for her third consecutive double-double. She added four kills on eight attempts with no errors, totaling 6.0 points with a service ace and two block assists.
McLaughlin and the Sooners conclude their home slate on Wednesday as they host Iowa State at 7 p.m. CT. Tickets are on sale now. Additionally, fans that show their ticket for Saturday’s football game against Kansas will receive free admission to Wednesday’s volleyball match.