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Baylor Volleyball Has Four Earn All-Big 12 Honors

November 28, 2023
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IRVING, Texas – The Baylor volleyball program had four players earn All-Big 12 selections in the end-of-the-year awards that were released Tuesday by the Big 12 Conference.

Elise McGhee led the group with her selection to First Team, while Manuela Bibinbe, Lauren Briseño and Averi Carlson were each named Second Team. This is each student-athlete’s first time earning their respective awards.

McGhee, a junior outside hitter, leads the team in kills so far this season with 381 through the end of the regular season. She averages 3.70 kills per set with a .237 hitting percentage. The San Antonio, Texas, native has had five matches so far this season with 20 or more kills, and 20 matches overall with double-digit kills. She recorded her first double-double in the upset of then-No. 22 Houston, notching 21 kills and 15 digs. McGhee serves up a wicked jump serve, which has led her to tally 28 aces thus far. In league matches alone, she ranks eighth across the conference with an average of 4.03 kills/set and 270 kills. McGhee is also fifth in points per set in league matches.

Bibinbe, a junior transfer, has made an immediate impact in her first season as a Bear. The native of Cameroon has tallied 232 kills as a middle blocker, leading the team with a total of 90 blocks through the regular season. Of those 90, 15 have been solo, and she averages 0.84 blocks per set. Bibinbe has also totaled 12 aces from the service line.

Libero Briseño is a constant on defense for Baylor, collecting 342 digs through 108 sets to lead the Bears. Often putting her body on the line to dig a ball, the junior averages 3.17 digs per set. She also is electric from the service line with 20 aces. The San Antonio, Texas, native has also gathered 102 assists across the regular season as well.

The starting setter in her second season, Carlson has amassed 1,129 assists across the Bears’ 28 matches. She averages 10.45 assists per set with a set percentage of .397. The Lucas, Texas, native has been the ace queen for Baylor as she’s served up 36 aces through the regular season, averaging 0.33 per set. Carlson has had 10 double-doubles this season thanks to digging. She leads the league in aces in conference-only matches and is fourth in assists per set.

The full list of 2023 Big 12 Volleyball award winners can be found on the Big 12 website, www.Big12sports.com.

Baylor will face seventh-seeded James Madison on Thursday, Nov. 30, in Lexington, Ky., at Rupp Arena in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. First serve is set for 3:30 p.m. CT and will be streamed on ESPN+.

2023 Big 12 End-of-Year Awards

  • All-Big 12 First Team
  • Elise McGhee

All Big 12 Second Team

  • Manuela Bibinbe
  • Lauren Briseño
  • Averi Carlson
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