Barker Earns All-America Honor

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
DECEMBER 15, 2010

Dec. 15, 2010

NORMAN, Okla. – University of Oklahoma junior setter Brianne Barker (Amarillo, Texas) has been named third team All-America by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, the organization announced today. Barker is the fourth Sooner to earn All-America honors and the first since 2006. Patrice Arrington (honorable mention) was previously named by Asics/Volleyball Magazine in 1997. Joanna Schmitt (second team) and Eliane Santos (third team) were honored by the AVCA in 2006.

“It’s a great honor for Brianne,” said Oklahoma head coach Santiago Restrepo. “She’s done a fantastic job of running our offense this year and this award is indicative of that. She continues to challenge her teammates to be better and we’re succeeding as a result.”

Barker averaged 10.39 assists per set on the year, 2.67 digs per set and produced a .288 hitting percentage. Her 1,340 assists set an Oklahoma 25-point rally scoring record and ranks as the fifth highest single season total in program history. She recorded the first triple-double in Oklahoma program history and had 19 double-doubles this season.

She led the Sooners to the third round of the NCAA Championship earning a spot on the University Park, Pa. all-tournament team for her efforts in OU’s loss at No. 8 Penn State on Dec. 10. Barker recorded a triple-double with 10 kills, 57 assists and 14 digs against No. 22 in the second round of the Championship on Dec. 4.

Barker commanded the Oklahoma offense to a .231 hitting percentage and 13.60 kills per set, its best offensive output since 2006 (.262, 16.28 kps). OU’s hitting percentage was the fourth-best in the Big 12 this year. The Sooners finished the season 23-11 overall, the most wins since 28 during the 2006 season. Oklahoma finished third in the Big 12 with a 13-7 mark, the second highest win total for OU in the Big 12 era.



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