TTU Volleyball: Jones and Sauer named to All Big-12 Preseason Team

Texas Tech University’s Karrington Jones and Kenna Sauer were named to the All Big-12 Preseason Team Wednesday.

The Red Raiders were two of 14 players selected for the honor. TTU, Baylor, Kansas and Texas were among the teams with multiple selections for the team.

Jones returns as a 5th year senior with the Red Raiders after posting career bests in 2021. Last season the middle blocker recorded career highs in kills, hitting percentage, assists, service aces, digs and points.

Her .358 hitting percentage ranked 12th in the Big 12 and top 60 in NCAA Division I. She ranked third for the Red Raiders in kills at 221 and second in blocks at 90. Her accomplishments landed her on the All-Big 12 Second Team.

Sauer was one of eight unanimous selections to the All Big-12 Preseason Team following a breakout season in 2021. Sauer led the Red Raiders in kills at 364, kills per set at 3.34, points at 424.5, points per set at 3.89, total attempts at 1,167 and service aces at 24.

She finished top 10 in the Big 12 last season in kills and points. Sauer recorded 30 kills last season in a match against Sam Houston State University, which ranks as the second most in program history in a four-set match.

The Red Raider earned Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week twice last season. For her efforts, she earned All Big-12 First Team Honors and American Volleyball Coaches Association Southwest All-Region.

Below is the full All Big-12 Preseason Team list. Players in asterisk were unanimously voted in.

2022 All-Big 12 Volleyball Preseason Team 

Lauren Harrison, Baylor* 

Kara McGhee, Baylor 

Eleanor Holthaus, Iowa State* 

Caroline Bien, Kansas* 

Rachel Langs, Kansas 

Aliyah Carter, Kansas State* 

Megan Wilson, Oklahoma 

Julia Adams, TCU 

Logan Eggleston, Texas* 

Zoe Fleck, Texas 

Asjia O’Neal, Texas* 

Karrington Jones, Texas Tech  

Kenna Sauer, Texas Tech* 

Adrian Ell, West Virginia*