Kansas junior defender Lauren Jackson and freshman goalkeeper Kat Liebetrau have been honored by the Big 12 after their performances at the Lady Vol Invite over the weekend.
Jackson was selected as the Big 12’s Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, while Liebetrau was tapped the conference’s Newcomer of the Week.
This marks the first time since Aug. 26 of last season that KU has had multiple recipients during a single week of the conference’s awards.
Jackson, a junior from Long Beach, Calif., was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Lady Vol Invite over the weekend, helping the Jayhawks to victories over Pepperdine and Arizona State.
She anchored the Kansas defensive unit, which held the two opponents to 11 combined shots on goal.
Liebetrau, a red-shirt freshman from Centennial, Colo., made 10 saves and allowed just one goal to help the Jayhawks defeat Pepperdine and Arizona State.