Kansas volleyball clinched at least a share of the Big 12 title for the first time in school history on Saturday with a five-set victory over Iowa State.
The No. 4 ranked Jayhawks defeated the Cyclones 25-18, 25-21, 13-25, 22-25, 15-9.
The win came on Senior Day, and the team honored seniors Tayler Soucie, Maggie Anderson and Cassie Wait, who have gone 102-22 in their careers.
“I don’t know if you could pick a better day for it to happen,” Soucie said. “Senior Day is one thing, but when you can win the Big 12 on the same day, it makes it even more surreal.”
The Jayhawks were behind in four different sets Saturday, including in the first, before they rattled off 10 straight points to win.
After seeing their 2-0 set lead disappear Kansas took the fifth and closed out the day with hats and flags commemorating the share of the Big 12 title.
“The fifth set was kind of this team in a nutshell for the year,” coach Ray Bechard said. “When their backs are to the wall, they respond. … Sometimes it’s not the prettiest volleyball, but nobody outworks us.”
Kansas (25-2, 14-1) will finish its regular season Saturday at Baylor, where it has the chance to win the Big 12 title outright.