The Pac 12 volleyball tournament kicked off in Denver this week, and the teams from the Pac 12 have been playing their best volleyball since the beginning of the season.
On Monday, Baylor volleyball team captain Sammi Johnson was named the No. 1 ranked player in the tournament and No. 2 ranked player at the College Volleyball Association.
She is the first Baylor volleyball player in this tournament.
This season has been an incredible year for Baylor volleyball, winning the league title, the NCAA tournament and a College Vol.
Baylor has won six conference titles, and won the Pac-12 Championships in 2015.
Johnson is also the first player in history to win two Pac-11 Championships and two NCAA Championships.
In fact, she is the second player in school history to be named Pac-10 Player of the Year and a Pac-15 Player of Year, behind only the 2015 Big Ten player of the year, Jordan Evans.
Johnson is the best player in Baylor volleyball history, and she is one of the best players in the Pac12, as well.
She has a career high of 23 points per game this season.
She scored 28 points against UC Davis on Saturday and is the only Baylor player in Pac-13 history to record 30 points or more against any team in the conference.
She was named to the conference All-Freshman team.
Johnson was named one of USA Today’s 20 most influential college athletes of 2017, and is also one of only three players in school volleyball history to have two letters in the same column.
She joins former players Megan McArdle, Lisa Vander Pelt and Nikki Fogleman.
Baylor volleyball has a lot of talent, and Johnson is a part of that, but she is also a good example of why the Big 12 and the Pac 8 are so strong in volleyball.
In 2017, Baylor was ranked No. 16 in the AP poll and No 2 in the USA Today coaches poll.
The Bears finished their season with a 9-0 record and went on to win the Big Dance and the College World Series.
The team was also named the Big XII Champion.