The University of Oklahoma volleyball team was picked fifth in the Big 12 Preseason Coaches' Poll as released by the conference Wednesday.
The Sooners finished 10-6 in the Big 12 last year and are coming off their fourth straight NCAA Tournament. Overall, OU posted a 22-11 record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Senior middle blocker Sallie McLaurin (Midwest City, Okla.) was named a unanimous All-Big 12 Preseason Team selection. Joining McLaurin on the preseason team was sophomore middle blocker Kierra Holst (Coppell, Texas).
Oklahoma's season gets underway Aug. 30 against Wisconsin-Milwaukee at the Holiday Inn Wet Invitational hosted by Western Michigan. The Sooners' home opener is scheduled for Sep. 3 in a non-conference matchup against Arkansas. The Big 12 portion of the slate is set to begin at home on Sep. 25 when OU hosts Texas Tech.
2013 Big 12 Preseason Coaches' Poll
1. Texas (8) 64
2. Iowa State (1) 55
3. Kansas 51
4. Kansas State 41
5. Oklahoma 39
6. Baylor 28
7. TCU 19
8. Texas Tech 19
9. West Virginia 8
(1st Place Votes)