Baylee Johnson Named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week|
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Nov. 23, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO -- USC freshman setter Baylee Johnson was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the week of Nov. 16-22, as announced by the Conference on Monday, Nov. 23. It is her first-career weekly honor and the 13th Freshman of the Week award for USC. Nikki Attea of Arizona was named the Offensive Player of the Week and Lianna Sybeldon of Washington was chosen for Defensive Player of the Week.
Johnson's first collegiate match produced a double-double (16 assists, 11 digs vs. North Carolina). Over the weekend, she helped set the Women of Troy to pivotal conference victories over No. 23 Arizona and No. 24 Arizona State on the road and recorded her team-leading 15th double-double with 35 assists and 12 digs against the Sun Devils. Johnson also had three blocks (two solo) and four kills against ASU and totaled 26 assists, eight digs, four blocks, and three kills in the Trojans' four-set win over the Wildcats.
Weekly awards have been selected every week of the season since the Conference began sponsoring women's volleyball in 1986. It is the fifth year (since 2011) that the Pac-12 has announced an offensive, defensive, and rookie honoree. Freshman of the week honors are not included in the all-time totals for each institution. Since 2011, USC has had 13 offensive awards, eight defensive awards, and 13 freshman honors.
The Women of Troy (29-1, 17-1 Pac-12) are home to wrap the regular season at the Galen Center and will host rival No. 13 UCLA (22-6, 13-5) in an 8 p.m. PT match on Wednesday (Nov. 25). The Trojans and the Bruins will meet live on Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Los Angeles in a match for valuable BMW Crosstown Cup points (BMWCrosstownCup.com). Tickets to the rivalry match are $5 at the Galen Center box office or online at GetTrojanTix.com/ucla. USC then welcomes California (9-20, 3-15) for Senior Day on Friday (Nov. 27) at 4 p.m. PT. The Trojans and the Golden Bears will appear on Pac-12 Los Angeles and Pac-12 Bay Area.
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