Hill named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

IRVING, Texas — Kansas volleyball junior middle blocker Zoe Hill is the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 24 after standout performances during week one of conference play.

Hill was involved in half of KU’s 32 team blocks during wins over Drake and TCU last week, totaling 15 block-assists and one solo block. The Houston native led the Big 12 in blocks per set (2.00), while contributing 19 kills on a .302 hitting percentage on the offensive end.

Hill began the week with seven blocks and 11 kills on a .550 hitting percentage against Drake, and followed with a season-high nine blocks and eight kills during KU’s Big 12-opening victory over TCU.

Behind Hill’s efforts, the Jayhawks lead the Big 12 in blocks per set (2.84) and rank second in opponent hitting percentage (.166).

The honor is Hill’s second-career Big 12 weekly nod and KU’s first of the season. Last season Hill was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 19, 2017.  

Kansas (8-4, 1-0 Big 12) takes a four-match winning streak into Wednesday night’s Big 12 road opener at Oklahoma. The Jayhawks and Sooners will face off on national television as ESPNU will carry the contest starting at 8 p.m. Central.





KUAthletics.com: The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.