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Camryn Turner earns preseason volleyball honor

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Kansas setter Camryn Turner (22) was one of 16 players named to the Big 12 Conference's preseason all-Big 12 volleyball team on Tuesday, July 11, 2023. [Kansas Athletics photo]

KU’s Camryn Turner, a junior setter from Topeka, represented the Jayhawks on this year’s preseason all-Big 12 volleyball team, which was released by the conference on Tuesday.

After her sophomore season a year ago — her first as the Jayhawks’ full-time starter at setter — Turner earned second team all-Big 12 honors and an honorable mention spot on the Midwest All-Region team.

Following the 2021 season, she was a member of the Big 12’s all-rookie team after earning rookie of the week honors in November. Her late-season surge helped propel the 2021 Jayhawks to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, and she played a huge role in KU reaching the tournament’s second round in 2022.

The 5-foot-8 junior, who has displayed the ability to control games with both her IQ and intensity, appeared in all 111 sets for the Jayhawks last season and led the team with 1,025 assists, averaging 9.2 per set. She also added 23 aces and 287 digs, both ranking second on the team.

Turner will be one of the most experienced players on this year’s team, which was picked to finish fifth in the Big 12’s preseason poll.

Both the poll and the 16-player preseason all-Big 12 squad was voted on by the league’s coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own players. A tie in the voting created extra positions on this year’s team.

Ten of the 16 players on the team were seniors, with three sophomores and three juniors rounding out the team.

Here’s a look at the complete team:

Averi Carlson, Baylor (sophomore)

Allie Sczech, Baylor (sophomore)

Whitney Bower, BYU (senior)

Erin Livingston, BYU (senior)

Abby Hansen, UCF (graduate senior)

Kate Georgiades, Houston (senior)

Kenna Sauer, Houston (graduate senior)

Maya Duckworth, Iowa State (sophomore)

Camryn Turner, Kansas (junior)

Sydney Bolding, Kansas State (graduate senior)

Aliyah Carter, Kansas State (senior)

Audrey Nalls, TCU (super-senior)

Asjia O’Neal, Texas (senior)

Molly Phillips, Texas (senior)

Madisen Skinner, Texas (junior)

Jenna Wenaas, Texas (junior)

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