WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Washington State’s Kyra Holt was named the Pac-12 Volleyball Freshman of the Week for her play during the week of Oct. 28 - Nov. 3.
Holt, a 6-1 middle blocker from Hercules, Calif., tallied a match-high 20 kills, with eight digs and four blocks in the Cougars 3-0 win over Utah, Nov. 2, in Pullman. Holt, a 6-1 outside hitter from Hercules, Calif., also had a match-high 19 kills with nine digs, three blocks and two aces in WSU’s five-set loss to Colorado Nov. 1 in Pullman.
Holt leads the team offensively with a 3.97 kills per set average and a 4.67 points per set average, both which are seventh-best in the Pac-12. Her 0.34 service aces per set average leads the Cougars and is fifth-best in the Pac-12. Holt has recorded double-digit kills in 23 of the 24 Cougars’ matches this season and has had 10 double-doubles with kills and digs which is tied for fourth-best in the conference. Earlier this season, Holt was named MVP of the Army Black Knights Invite and the MVP of the Sam Houston State Invite and was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week 9/2-8.
This is the 23rd time a Cougar volleyball player has been selected for a conference player of the week honor and the second time for a freshman of the week nod.
WSU plays at Arizona State and Arizona in mid-week matches this week.