University of Kansas Volleyball Player Tayler Tolefree

Improve Your Volleyball interviews Kansas Volleyball Player Tayler Tolefree

Improve Your interviews University of Kansas volleyball

player Tayler Tolefree.

Improve Your Volleyball: What makes you special?

"What makes me special is not volleyball related. I am special because

of the people in my life who care about me and love me."


Improve Your Volleyball: What accessories and/or equipment help you play your best?

"I don't require much accessories/equipment, I just like to have a good

headband that won't fall off! :)"

Improve Your Volleyball: What pregame habits, rituals, or superstitions do you have to do before every game?

"Pre-game habits usually include listening to my iPod and lately my

favorite song is 'I'm Gonna Get You' by Bizarre, Inc."

Improve Your Volleyball: Who or what inspires you to play well in each match that you play in?

"My teammates inspire me to want to play well in each match. We work

hard in the off season and in practice and when it's game time, I want

to do my part to help us win and prove we are a good team."

-University of Kansas volleyball Taylor Tolefree

What did inspiring University of Kansas volleyball player Tayler Tolefree do this week? 

University of Kansas junior middle blocker Tayler Tolefree was

voted the Big 12 Conference Volleyball Player of the Week by the

leagues head coaches.


Tolefree paced the Jayhawks to their third tournament championship of

the non-conference season at the DePaul Invitational last weekend,

powering Kansas to an 11-1 start.


The Lawrence, Kan., junior knocked down a team-best 22 blocks over

the weekend, good for 1.83 blocks per set.

She and fellow middle blocker Caroline Jarmoc helped the

Jayhawks block more than three blocks (3.17) per set in the three-match

span to propel KU to the tournament title.

She and Jarmoc now have the Jayhawks blocking 2.84 balls per set,

which ranks third in the Big 12.

Tolefree’s 1.25 blocks per set on the season is tied for fifth in the


She highlighted her weekend in a five-set battle against second-place

Valparaiso on Saturday. Tolefree broke her old personal best in kills (13)

by the end of the third set on the way to collecting 17 total against the


Adding to her brilliant effort, the junior blocked a career-best 11 balls

for the first double-double of her career.

This marks the first Big 12 Player of the Week award for Tolefree and

the Jayhawks’ first weekly honoree since Melissa Manda earned the

Defensive Player of the Week nod on Oct. 11, 2010.

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