The announcement marks the third weekly accolade of Doyle's first year donning the Crimson and Cream, and fourth of the year for the Sooners.
Nov. 12, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. – University of Oklahoma freshman setter Julia Doyle has been named the Big 12 Rookie of the Week for matches played Nov. 5-11, the conference announced from its Irving, Texas, offices Monday. She joins TCU’s Yvonne Igodan and Iowa State’s Kristen Hahn, who were selected as this week’s Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honorees, respectively.
The announcement marks the third weekly accolade of Doyle’s first year donning the Crimson and Cream, and fourth of the year for the Sooners. Senior libero, Maria Fernanda, was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 10, while Doyle was selected for the same honor in back-to-back weeks on Oct. 8 and Oct. 15.
With her third Rookie of the Week accolade this year, Doyle matches a program-best record set by current junior middle blocker Sallie McLaurin who took home the honor three times in 2010 (Nov. 1, Oct. 18, Oct. 12).
Doyle remains the only newcomer in the Big 12 to take home the weekly honor more than once this season.
The Plymouth, Minn., native was selected Rookie of the Week for the third time this year after she notched the eighth 40-plus assist performance of her career last Wednesday night in Oklahoma’s 3-1 victory over Texas Tech with 42 digs. She fell just one dig shy of a double-double performance against the Red Raiders, with nine on the night.
The young setter also added two service aces and five kills off of nine swings with just one error to hit .444 in OU’s victory.
Following her performance against Texas Tech, Doyle totaled 27 assists, eight digs and the Sooners lone service ace in their showdown with No. 20 Iowa State.
For the week, she averaged 9.86 assists and 2.43 digs per set.
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