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Cyclones' Willms Big 12 Newcomer


Redshirt freshman Hannah Willms has been named the Big 12 Preseason Newcomer of the Year, the league office announced Tuesday. Juniors Jamie Straube and Alison Landwehr have been named to the Big 12 Preseason Team. This is the first preseason honor for all three players.

An outside hitter, Willms was's  No. 37 recruit in the nation in 2009 and was named the Des Moines Register's Female High School Athlete of the Year as a senior at Dike-New Hartford High School. Willms earned a spot on the Des Moines Register's All-State Elite Team after recording 570 kills in 2009, an average of 5.18 kills per set.

An all-around player, Willms also averaged 2.70 digs and 0.56 blocks while leading the Wolverines to the 2009 state tournament. A track standout as well, Willms earned All-Big 12 and second team All-America honors as a member of the 2010-11 Cyclone track and field team.

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