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Week 3: Volleyball Players of the Week

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SEC Player of the Week - Sasha Ratliff, Ole Miss

SEC Offensive Player of the Week - Ole Miss' Sasha Ratliff, a sophomore middle blocker from Atlanta, Ga., was named Most Valuable Player of the Holiday Inn University Plaza Invitational after averaging 3.63 points and 3.00 kills per set and hitting .550 over the Rebels' three wins at the tournament. Ratliff matched her career high of 15 kills and tallied nine total blocks in the win over No. 15 Western Kentucky, the Rebels' first win over a ranked opponent since 2019 and against a Top 15 opponent since 2010.

SEC Defensive Player of the Week - Auburn's Bella Rosenthall, a senior defensive specialist/libero from Yorktown, Ind., averaged 5.62 digs per set over two wins for the Tigers, who are off to their best start since 2012. Rosenthall began the week with a season-high 25 digs versus North Alabama, one shy of her career high. On the week, she held a .903 reception percentage on 31 total attempts.

SEC Setter of the Week - Arkansas' Gracie Ryan, a senior from Orlando, Fla., earned a spot on the Tulsa Invitational All-Tournament Team after recording 141 assists over the Razorbacks' three wins in the event. Ryan posted three double-doubles, including 55 assists and 14 digs against Tulsa and 58 assists and 11 digs versus Stephen F. Austin. She is currently in seventh place all-time in program history for total assists (1,971).

SEC Freshman of the Week - Arkansas' Courtney Jackson, a libero from Olathe, Kan., averaged 4.18 digs per set over the Razorbacks' three wins at the Tulsa Invitational. Jackson set her career high in digs with back-to-back performances of 19 digs against host Tulsa and Stephen F. Austin.