RCW: Faces in the crowd 3.5

Each week in Rock Chalk Weekly, the top Kansas Jayhawk performances are recognized as Faces in the Crowd. Get to know last week’s stars, including information on their latest accomplishments and a link to their full bio.

Soccer | Sophomore | Wichita, Kansas
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Hagan recovered a failed clearance in the box and made No. 25 Pepperdine pay in the first half of the Jayhawks’ 1-1 tie with the Wave in Malibu on Sunday. The goal was the fourth of the season for the sophomore, matching her 2015 total in just the 10th cap of the season. Kansas outshot Pepperdine 23-18 and had 11 opportunities from the corner to salvage a 0-1-1 West Coast swing. Hagan’s four goals lead the Jayhawks and she’s tied for the team lead with three assists. Her 32 shots, 14 on goal, also lead Kansas and she’s buried both of KU’s penalty kick attempts.

Volleyball | Junior | Fort Worth, Texas
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Junior All-American setter Ainise Havili and junior outside hitter Madison Rigdon represented Kansas on the inaugural Stacey Clark Classic All-Tournament Team. Havili averaged 9.4 assists per set while occasionally attacking for 10 kills on a .473 hitting percentage in three matches. With 45 assists and 10 digs against Xavier on Friday, Havili notched her third double-double of the season. In 2016, Havili has tallied 456 total assists (10.6 per set) and has KU’s second-most aces with 14. 
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Football | Freshman | Coral Springs, Florida
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In Saturday’s game against Memphis, Herbert ran for 74 yards on just six carries, resulting in 12.3 yards per carry. Early in the second quarter, Herbert was able to find a hole in the Tiger defense, thanks in part to a block by Michael Zunica, and ran 66 yards for a touchdown to put the Jayhawks on the board. The play marked Herbert’s first career touchdown wearing the Crimson and Blue. The freshman from Coral Springs, Florida earned All-Broward County First Team honors as a senior in high school last season.

Swimming & Diving | Fr. | Cary, North Carolina
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Kansas sophomores Haley Bishop and Libby Walker deservedly earned the headlines by touching the finish at the same time to tie for the inaugural CSCAA Open Water Collegiate National Championship at Lone Star Lake, but Nusbaum was less than a second behind and helped the Jayhawks sweep the top three spots on the podium and the team title. Swimming in her first open water competition, the freshman closed the 5K swim with fury, making up a more-than-20 second deficit to chase down the lead pack and sneak into the top three. Nusbaum was a 2016 Olympic Trials participant in the much shorter 200-meter freestyle and will be a big boost to the Jayhawks’ freestyle mix when the season opens at the end of October.