Lexi Sun named 'freshman of the week'


Despite Texas’ loss to No. 1 Minnesota on Friday, freshman outside hitter Lexi Sun was named Big 12 ‘Freshman of The Week’ for the second-consecutive week. Sun posted 43 kills on 91 attacks while only committing 13 errors over the weekend. Sun also added 24 digs with seven blocks, earning her a spot on the American Campus Classic All-Tournament Team. The Longhorns looked strong in the three-match sweeps of Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Denver before they fell to No. 1 Minnesota, 1-3.

Sun, the nation’s top recruit in 2017, made a noticeable impact immediately upon arriving onto campus. The freshman has already racked up back-to-back Big 12 ‘Freshman of The Week’ honors, but this recognition isn’t foreign to the California native. 

While in high school, Sun received Gatorade Player of the Year, PrepVolleyball.com National Player of the Year, ALL-USA Volleyball Player of the Year and was ranked No. 1 on PrepVolleyball’s top-10 senior aces. 

Sun doesn’t appear to be stopping any time soon. She will have another opportunity to shine, this time against Texas’ arch-rival when the Longhorns travel to College Station to take on Texas A&M.