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Hahn Makes History, Malloy Repeats As Top Rookie

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Release: 11/26/2012
         
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AMES, Iowa – Iowa State junior libero Kristen Hahn won her eighth Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week award on Monday, setting a league volleyball record for the most weekly awards in a single season. Freshman Andie Malloy repeated as the Big 12’s top rookie.

Hahn’s eighth honor this season is her 12th career award, ranking her second behind former Cyclone libero Ashley Mass (15) for the most defensive awards in league history. Hahn is third all-time in combined awards behind Mass and former Texas Longhorn Destinee Hooker (13).

On the court last week, Hahn averaged 5.88 digs per set as the Cyclones defeated West Virginia on the road and upset No. 3 Texas at home on senior night. The Cedar Rapids native collected 30 digs against the Longhorns, her third 30-dig match of the season, most in the Big 12. Hahn led the Big 12 in digs per set throughout the conference season, finishing with 5.84 digs per set, a full 1.00 digs per set more than the second-place player on the list. Thanks to Hahn’s defensive prowess, the Cyclones closed out the Big 12 season first in digs, the only team averaging more than 17.00 digs per set with an average of 17.53.

In her second-straight week as the Big 12 Rookie of the Week, Malloy hit .371 combined against the Mountaineers and Longhorns, averaging a team-high 3.50 kills per set and 2.75 digs per set. Malloy, a native of Allen, Texas, put up a career-high 19 kills and 20 digs against Texas in her first-ever double-double performance. Malloy also had an ace and a block assists in the five-set win and finishes the regular season ranked seventh in the league with 3.17 kills per set and is eighth in points, with an average of 3.52 points per set. In Iowa State’s last five matches, Malloy is hitting a team-high .304.

Oklahoma’s Sallie McLaurin was named the league top offensive performer.

The 15th-seeded Cyclones head into postseason this week, hosting the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday Nov. 29 and Friday Nov. 30. North Carolina and California will open play at Hilton Coliseum on Thursday at 5 p.m. CST, followed by Iowa State and IPFW at 7:30 p.m.

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