PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State’s Kyra Holt was named the Pac-12 Volleyball Freshman of the Week for her play during the week of Sept. 2-8.
Holt, a middle blocker from Hercules, Calif., led WSU to the Cougar Challenge Tournament title with wins over Eastern Washington, Texas Tech, Montana and South Dakota. Holt had 51 kills for a 3.92 kills per set average and hit .294. She also landed five service aces, six blocks and 39 digs for a 3.00 digs per set average.
In season statistics for the 7-0 Cougars, Holt’s 4.00 kps leads the team and is ranked fifth-best in the Pac-12 and her 0.40 service aces per set (10 total) leads the team and is ranked tied for ninth in the Pac-12. She has a .338 attack percentage average and hit .515 in last week’s win at Army where she was named to the Black Knights Invitational all-tournament team.
“Kyra was extremely steady and improved all weekend and we are really happy about her play so far this season,” Cougar Head Coach Jen Greeny said.
Holt is the 22nd Cougar volleyball player selected for a conference player of the week honor and the first freshman to receive the Freshman of the Week nod.
WSU plays at the Sam Houston Invitational in Huntsville, Texas, this weekend.