The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State volleyball team was picked to finish third in the 2020 Big 12 Preseason Volleyball Poll, released Tuesday. This marks the 11th time in the past 12 seasons that the Cyclones have been selected to finish in the conference’s top-three.
In head coach Christy Johnson-Lynch’s first 15 seasons at Iowa State, the Cyclones have reached or out-performed their Preseason Coaches’ Poll selection 13 times.
Iowa State returns everyone except graduating senior Josie Herbst from its 2019 squad which reached the NCAA Volleyball Championships. Yesterday, senior middle blocker Candelaria Herrera and junior right side Eleanor Holthaus were both named to the 2020 All-Big 12 Preseason Team.
2020 Big 12 Volleyball Preseason Poll
1. Texas (6)
2. Baylor (3)
3. Iowa State
7. Texas Tech
8. Kansas State
9. West Virginia