WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- For the fourth time this season, Washington State’s Kyra Holt was named the Pac-12 Volleyball Freshman of the Week for her play during the week of Nov. 18-24.
A 6-1 outside hitter from Hercules, Calif., Holt had a career-high 28 kills in WSU’s 3-2 come-from-behind win at No. 23 California Nov. 24. Holt led WSU in the final three sets with 18 kills and only one error in 44 attacks (.386), and added six digs. Against No. 5 Stanford Nov. 22, Holt led WSU with 13 kills including a third-set performance of seven kills and only one error in 16 attacks, two aces and two blocks where WSU lost 26-24.
Holt leads the Cougars offensively with a 3.94 kps average, a 4.59 pps average, and a 0.29 service aces per set average which are all seventh-best in the Pac-12. She has recorded double-digit kills in 28 of the 31 Cougars’ matches this season and has had 12 double-doubles with kills and digs. Her 461 kills this season is ninth-best on WSU’s all-time single season records. Earlier this season, Holt was named MVP of the Army Black Knights Invite and the MVP of the Sam Houston State Invite. Her previous Pac-12 Freshman of the Week awards came for play in Sept. 2-8, Oct. 28-Nov. 3, and Nov. 11-17.
This is the 25th time a Cougar volleyball player has been selected for a conference player of the week honor and the fourth time for a freshman of the week nod.
WSU plays at Oregon in Pullman Wed., Nov. 27 and at No. 5 Washington Fri., Nov. 29 in Seattle.