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Jayhawks clean up with huge haul of postseason all-Big 12 honors

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KU junior Camryn Turner was named the Big 12 Setter of the Year on Tuesday after her stellar season in leading the Jayhawks. [Chance Parker photo]

The Kansas volleyball team was well represented on the all-Big 12 lists that came out Tuesday, with junior setter Camryn Turner and head coach Ray Bechard receiving the two biggest honors as the conference's setter and coach of the year.

Turner, who led the conference with a 10.71 assists per set average, was one of three Jayhawks who earned first-team all-Big 12 honors.

She was joined by unanimous pick Reagan Cooper, a transfer from Texas Tech, and sophomore Ayah Elnady. Those two led the Jayhawks in kills throughout the 2023 season, Elnady with 353 and Cooper with 323.

In addition to that group, junior London Davis, who was third in kills (285) and a physical force at the net all season long, landed on the all-Big 12 second team, while freshman libero Raegan Burns earned a spot on the Big 12's all-rookie squad.

As a result of all of those stellar individual seasons, the 15th-ranked Jayhawks (23-5) will play host to first- and second-round NCAA Tournament matches this week, with KU playing Omaha at 7 p.m. Thursday right after Yale and Penn State square off in the earlier match.

The winners will face off at 5:30 p.m. Friday, with a trip to the Sweet 16 on the line.

All three matches will take place at Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena.

Throughout the season, we were able to write about so many members of this KU volleyball team. Here, in one place, is a collection of links to those stories for you to read to learn more about how this group reached this point.

Getting to know the Jayhawks...

• How pure joy, growth spurt made Caroline Bien a Big 12 star

• Camryn Turner: An artist, a prophet & an All-American?

• Follow the path of the 2 newest Jayhawks to their reunion at Kansas

• Let it rip: KU's Ayah Elnady explains being in a zone while serving

• The philosophy that elevates London Davis' volleyball career

• Raegan Burns’ next big challenge

• Kennedy Farris' unique farewell

• The unexpected meet & greet that made Toyosi Onabanjo a Jayhawk

• Molly Schultz: 'The definition of happiness and sunshine'

• Familiarity, film & extra work the path back for Reagan Cooper

• Caroline Bien: From the back row back to the big time

• How sophomore Katie Dalton found a home at Kansas and on defense