Katie Staiger

Baylor Junior Katie Staiger became the first player in program history to make the AVCA All-American Team. Staiger had 698 kills this season, a Baylor single-season record.

Baylor Athletics— Nathan Ross

Baylor junior Katie Staiger became the first player in program history to make the America Volleyball Coaches Association All-America Team on Wednesday.

Staiger was honored as a second-team choice after leading the Big 12 in kills, kills per set, points and points per set, while also ranking in the top four nationally in all four categories. Staiger led the nation in total attacks with 1,773.

The only other Baylor players to gain recognition from the AVCA were setter Taylor Barnes and middle blocker Anna Breyfogle, who both were honorable mention choices in 2009.

Staiger’s 698 kills this year set a Baylor single-season record. She helped the Bears to a 22-12 record and the first NCAA tournament appearance since 2012. Baylor upset 14th-seeded San Diego in the first round before falling to 10th-seeded UCLA in the second.

The All-America honors will be presented at a Friday banquet in Columbus, Ohio.

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