Baylor volleyball player Katie Staiger was voted to the 2016 American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I Southwest Region First Team, announced Tuesday morning by the AVCA and voted on by the region’s head coaches.
Staiger’s award adds to what has already been a record-breaking season for the redshirt junior, snapping the Baylor record for single-season kills (698) and finishing with the second-most kills in a season in Big 12 history.
The Plano, Texas, native has already earned All-Big 12 first team honors after leading the Big 12 in kills, points, kills/set, and points/set, while ranking in the top-four nationally in all four categories.
Staiger also finished the season leading the nation in total attacks, taking 1,773 swings this season.
The star outside hitter was the first Baylor student-athlete to earn a spot on the all-region first team since both Taylor Barnes and Anna Breyfogle earned the honors in 2009, with both going on to earn BU its only two All-Americans in program history.
Staiger becomes the 10th Baylor player to earn all-region honors and just the sixth to land on the first team.