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Week 5: Volleyball Players of the Week

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SEC Player of the Week - Shania Cromartie, Mississippi State

SEC Offensive Player of the Week - Mississippi State's Shania Cromartie, a sophomore outside hitter from Tallahassee, Fla., recorded a career-high 25 kills and 10 digs in Friday's win at No. 17 Florida, the Bulldogs' first win in program history over the Gators. In the two matches in Gainesville, Cromartie averaged 4.21 points, 4.14 kills and 1.57 digs per set.

SEC Defensive Player of the Week - Tennessee's Danielle Mahaffey, a senior middle blocker from Cincinnati, Ohio, averaged 2.57 blocks per set to help UT sweep Arkansas in the conference opener for both teams. Mahaffey registered 12 total blocks in the opening match on Saturday, and added six more total blocks in Sunday's match.

SEC Co-Setters of the Week - Kentucky's Emma Grome, a freshman from Loveland, Ohio, had 41 assists in her first SEC match and helped UK record a .306 hitting percentage in Friday's win over Missouri. Grome averaged 13.6 assists per set in the match and also had four digs in the SEC opener.

Tennessee's Natalie Hayward, a senior from Bothell, Wash., averaged 9.71 assists, 4.86 digs and 1.86 kills per set and posted a .571 hitting percentage in the two wins over Arkansas. In the series opener on Saturday, Hayward tallied 38 assists, 19 digs and nine kills. She then added another double-double of 30 assists and 15 digs in Sunday's match against the Razorbacks.

SEC Freshman of the Week - Kentucky's Eleanor Beavin, a libero from Louisville, Ky., tied her career high with 17 digs in Kentucky's SEC opener vs. Missouri to average 5.67 digs per set this week. Beavin also added three assists in the three-set match. She now has five-straight matches of 10+ digs.