AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior outside hitter Jess Schaben has been named the Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday afternoon. Schaben, who shares the title with Oklahoma setter Kylee McLaughlin this week, earned her first weekly award of the season, her second Offensive Player of the Week of her career and her eighth weekly award of her career across all three awards.
Schaben was the catalyst for the Cyclones in the two matches last week. At Baylor on Wednesday, Schaben notched a season-high 26 kills at .344 hitting along with eight digs and four blocks. In Saturday’s 3-1 win over West Virginia, Schaben followed that up with a match-high 22 kills and 18 digs, while also posting four more blocks in the victory.
For the week, the Defiance, Iowa native averaged 6.00 kills per set at .317 hitting percentage, 3.25 digs per set and 1.00 blocks per set. In Iowa State’s last nine matches, Schaben has over 10 kills in every match along with six double-doubles, averaging 4.25 kills and 2.97 digs per set in that stretch.
Schaben and the Cyclones are back in action on Wednesday night at Oklahoma. First serve between the Cyclones and Sooners will be at 7 p.m.