Kansas Athletics’ student-athletes thrived in the classroom during the 2020 fall semester, boasting a fall-semester record 3.31 department grade-point average. Additionally, 15 of the teams recorded a GPA of 3.00 or higher, nearly matching the Jayhawks’ 3.00 GPA achieved by every team during the 2020 spring semester.
Kansas head volleyball coach Ray Bechard has partnered with Big 12 volleyball coaches to launch Reach & Teach: Big 12 Volleyball Diversity Mentoring Program, a conference-wide initiative designed to empower and support ethnic minority and underrepresented coaches in the sport.
Kennedy Farris and Caroline Crawford earned weekly accolades as announced by the conference Tuesday, with Farris earning her first Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors, while Crawford earned her second Big 12 Rookie of the Week award.
Behind 17 kills from graduate senior Jenny Mosser and a career-high 31 digs from sophomore libero Kennedy Farris, Kansas volleyball (5-9) completed a sweep of Texas Tech (5-11) with a four-set victory, 25-17, 27-29, 25-17, 25-20, at Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena Friday evening. The victory was Kansas’ first series sweep of the season.
The Kansas Jayhawks (3-9) host Texas Tech (5-9) Nov. 19-20 in the Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena for the final two matches of the 2020 season. Both matches have 6:30 p.m. start times and are available on the Big 12 Now on ESPN+.
As Chancellor Girod just announced, the Pandemic Medical Advisory Team has recommended that we not host fans at our home athletics competitions for the remainder of November due to the current COVID-19 climate.
Due to postponements caused by COVID-19 earlier in the 2020 fall Big 12 volleyball schedule, four Big 12 volleyball conference series will be rescheduled in the spring season. Dates and times will be announced when available.