September 14, 2021
Kansas freshman Caroline Bien swings at a ball during the Jayhawks' home sweep of Wichita State on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 at Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena.
A talented trio of freshmen, all of whom were honored by the Big 12 Conference in one way or another this season, has played a huge role in the Jayhawks' run back to the NCAA Tournament. Now, that group and KU's upperclassmen will look to keep their season rolling when they face Oregon at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Omaha, Neb., in Round 1. By Matt Tait
Already carrying the title of preseason freshman of the year, Kansas outside hitter/libero Caroline Bien was named the Big 12 Conference's Rookie of the Week on Tuesday after her stellar weekend at the Kansas Invitational.