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Oct. 4, 2013

Bears' senior named to Big 12 Conference preseason team


Baylor senior outside hitter Zoe Adom has been selected to the 2013 Big 12 Preseason Volleyball Team. Adom ranked fifth among Big 12 hitters last season in kills-per-set, averaging 3.37 against conference opponents.

Adom was named First-Team All-Big 12 last season after posting 244 kills, hitting a career-high .227 and adding 45 blocks on the year. Adom helped Baylor to a 20-12 overall record and a 7-9 mark in Big 12 play.

"Our team and coaches are happy that Zoe is being recognized on the preseason team. She had a great season last year, and she has improved a great deal since then," said Baylor head coach Jim Barnes. "We anticipate a few more of our players being named All-Big 12 at the end of the season."

Bears medal in five events against world's best in Columbia


Three Baylor track student-athletes produced three medals while competing for the USA team in the 2013 Pan-American Junior Championships Aug. 25 in Medellin, Columbia.

"I am really proud of the performance of all our athletes," head coach Todd Harbour said. "I don't remember a year where our guys did so well at such a large junior event."

Olicia Williams nabbed two medals, one individually and one as a relay team member. The New York native took second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:08.85, before earning gold as part of the USA's 4x400-meter relay.


Felix Obi, who holds the school's triple jump record, produced a leap of 51-8 [15.75m] to place third in the event.

Triple jumper Brianna Richardson took fourth with a personal-best leap of 43-5 [13.23m].

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