Kenna Sauer is moving from one part of Texas to another.
The Texas Tech volleyball star has decided to transfer to the University of Houston for her final collegiate season. The former Ankeny Centennial standout, who played the last two years in Lubbock after transferring from Missouri, is the third transfer to join the Cougars in recent weeks.
Sauer, an outside hitter, led the Red Raiders in almost every offensive category this season, including kills, kills per set, attacks, points and points per set. She started in 28 of the 29 matches played.
During Big 12 Conference play, Sauer posted 227 kills on 629 attacks for a .205 hitting clip, nine aces, 30 blocks, 254.0 points and a team-high 187 digs. She also led the team with 16 double-doubles and 27 double-digit kills performances, while ranking second on the team with 16 double-digit dig matches.
Sauer was named AVCA Southwest All-Region for the second year in a row. She was also a repeat selection to the all-Big 12 first team.
Houston is coming off one of the best seasons in school history. The Cougars posted a 30-4 record, including a 19-1 mark in the American Athletic Conference, and was the only team to reach the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament from outside one of the top-16 national seeds.
Houston coach David Rehr has restocked the Cougars’ roster with some talented veterans. Ole Miss transfer Katie Corelli will have two years of eligibility remaining, while Sauer and Louisville transfer Nena Mbonu are both graduates with one year remaining.