The Official Website of the Southeastern Conference
The Official Website of the Southeastern Conference

Wildcats' Meyer named First Team Academic All-American

207 days ago
Kentucky Athletics
Photo: Kentucky Athletics

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky Volleyball middle blocker Leah Meyer was named a 2019 First Team CoSIDA Academic All-American, becoming the second UK player ever to be named a first teamer, joining Morgan Bergren in 2015.

A graduate transfer from Duke University, Meyer has a 4.0 grade point average and is pursuing her MBA at Kentucky. The Buffalo, N.Y., native had one of her most impactful matches for the Wildcats this weekend, as she recorded seven blocks and had six kills on nine swings as Kentucky booked its spot in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 with a win over Michigan.

On the season, Meyer is averaging 2.03 kills per set, and 1.22 blocks per set, which leads the team. She has scored 301 offensive points this season for the Wildcats and has registered over 400 total attacks.

Kentucky faces off against Washington in the Sweet 16 on Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. ET. The match from Waco, Texas can be seen live on ESPN3 and the ESPN app.