Ashley Shook claims Big 12 Freshman of the Week

Drew King

On Monday, Big 12 officials named freshman setter Ashley Shook the Big 12 Freshman of the Week, the first award of her career.

In a pair of wins over Baylor and Kansas State last week, Shook led No. 5 Texas with 69 assists, 19 digs and four kills. She’s currently fifth in the conference with 11.5 assists per set.

This marks the fourth time a Longhorn has won a weekly conference award this season. Outside hitter Lexi Sun earned consecutive Big 12 Freshman of the Week nods on Sept. 4 and Sept. 11, and junior middle blocker Morgan Johnson was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 26. 

The trio have been a integral part of Texas’ success this year. The Longhorns are 11–2 and lead the Big 12 with a .338 hitting percentage. 

Texas heads to Fort Worth on Sunday to take on TCU. The Longhorns will enter the matchup with a five-game win streak, giving up just two sets to West Virginia during that span.