Garlington Named to Preseason All-Big 12 Team, Jayhawks Picked to Finish Eighth

Aug. 12, 2010

LAWRENCE, Kan. – –

Garlington Named to Preseason All-Big 12 Team, Jayhawks Picked to Finish Eighth

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Senior outside hitter Karina Garlington was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team, while the Jayhawks were tabbed to finish eighth in the Big 12 coaches’ preseason volleyball poll released Thursday.

Last season, Garlington ranked eighth in the Big 12 averaging 3.31 kps. A two-time Academic All-Big 12 selection, Garlington recorded double-figure kills 15 times in 2009 and was named to two all-tournament teams. The three-year starter has developed into one of Kansas’ top offensive performers as she currently holds the seventh-best kills per set average in program history with 3.05.

Kansas went 16-14 in 2009 and finished eighth in the Big 12 with an 8-12 record. The Jayhawks return nine letterwinners from last season, including four starters and their libero. KU opens the season Aug. 27 in Omaha, Neb., at the Bluejay Invitational hosted by Creighton.


RankTeam (First-place votes)Points1.Nebraska (9)982.Texas (2)913.Iowa State844.Oklahoma655.Missouri636.Baylor527.Texas A&M488.Kansas389.Kansas State3710.Texas Tech1511.Colorado14

Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.


Preseason Player of the Year: Juliann Faucette, Texas — OH, Sr., 6-2, San Diego, Calif./Westview
Preseason Newcomer of the Year: Justine Young, Texas Tech — MB/OH, Jr., 6-1, Sacramento, Calif./Des Moines Area CC
Preseason Freshman of the Year: Molly Kreklow, Missouri — S, 6-0, Delano, Minn. /Delano


Name, School Pos. Cl. Ht. Hometown/Previous School
Torri Campbell, Baylor MB So. 6-2 Amarillo, Texas/Amarillo
Ashlie Christenson, Baylor OH/RS Sr. 6-0 Cleburne, Texas/Cleburne
Victoria Henson, Iowa State OH Sr. 5-11 Leavenworth, Kan./Leavenworth
Rachel Hockaday, Iowa State OH Jr. 6-0 Decatur, Ill./Maroa-Forsyth
Ashley Mass, Iowa State^ DS/L Sr. 5-8 Muskego, Wis./Muskego
Karina Garlington, Kansas OH Sr. 6-0 Denver, Colo./Grandview
Paola Ampudia, Missouri OH/RS Sr. 6-1 Cali, Colombia/Miami Dade College
Sydney Anderson, Nebraska S Sr. 6-0 Salt Lake City, Utah/Utah
Kayla Banwarth, Nebraska L Sr. 5-11 Dubuque, Iowa/Wahlert Catholic
Brooke Delano, Nebraska MB Jr. 6-4 Bellevue, Neb./Bellevue West
Hannah Werth, Nebraska OH So. 6-1 Springfield, Ill./Glenwood
Brianne Barker, Oklahoma S Jr. 5-9 Amarillo, Texas/Amarillo
Francie Ekwerekwu, Oklahoma^ MB Sr. 5-11 Arlington, Texas/Arlington
Rachel Adams, Texas MB Jr. 6-2 Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame
Juliann Faucette, Texas^ OH Sr. 6-2 San Diego, Calif./Westview
Kelsey Black, Texas A&M OH Jr. 5-11 Amarillo, Texas/Amarillo
Amanda Dowdy, Texas Tech MB/OH Jr. 6-3 Lexington, Texas/Lexington

^ – Unanimous Selection; Ties occurred in voting to result in a 17-member preseason team.