AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior Grace Lazard and Jess Schaben were named to the All-Big 12 First Team as part of the Big 12’s volleyball postseason awards, announced by the conference Monday afternoon.
Schaben was a unanimous selection and is now a three-time All-Big 12 First Team honoree, joining Victoria Henson (2008, ’09 & ’10) and Jamie Straube (2010, ’11, ’12) as the only Cyclones to be three-time First Team All-Conference in program history. Schaben is also the first Cyclone to earn four all-conference honors in her career, as she was Second Team as a freshman.
Schaben has led the Iowa State attack this season at 3.93 kills per set and is second on the team with 2.85 digs per set. Her 417 total kills on the season makes her 15th on Iowa State’s single-season list and she is the sixth player in school history to post consecutive 300 kill-300 dig seasons.
Lazard earned her first career All-Big 12 First Team honor after another strong two-way season in the middle for the Cyclones. The senior from London ranked second on the team with 2.82 kills per set at a team-best .335 hitting percentage, the fourth-best hitting mark in a season in school history. A 2016 All-Big 12 Second Team member, Lazard currently has 114 total blocks for the season, her second-straight season over 100 blocks and third-straight season with at least 90 blocks.
To see the full All-Big 12 teams, and postseason award winners, click here.
Iowa State will be in action for the First Round of the 2018 NIVC inside Hilton Coliseum on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. against Drake.