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Week 8: Volleyball Players of the Week

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SEC Player of the Week - Gabby Waden, Mississippi State

SEC Offensive Player of the Week - Mississippi State's Gabby Waden, a senior right side from Columbia, S.C., averaged 5.72 points and 5.44 kills per set and hit .481 in a 2-0 week for the Bulldogs. Waden registered a career-high 31 kills, including 24 over the final three sets in the come-from-behind win at Ole Miss on Sunday. She also recorded 18 kills and a .351 hitting percentage in Wednesday's win over South Carolina.

SEC Co-Defensive Players of the Week - Kentucky's Azhani Tealer, a junior middle blocker from Grand Prairie, Texas, averaged 1.86 blocks per set in the series sweep at LSU. Tealer had nine blocks in Kentucky's 3-1 win on Thursday night before turning around the next night and logging four blocks. She also hit .405 offensively, with 21 total kills on only 37 swings in seven sets of action on the road.

Tennessee's Ava Bell, a senior middle blocker from Austin, Texas, led UT in blocks Friday night as she posted 10 in the four-set victory at Georgia. Bell put down nine kills on a .529 hitting percentage and ended the night with a pair of digs.

SEC Setter of the Week - Florida's Marlie Monserez, a senior from Windermere, Fla., tallied 34 assists in UF's win over Texas A&M on Saturday, and helped the Gators' offense post a .438 team hitting percentage in the three-set victory.

SEC Freshman of the Week - Kentucky's Emma Grome, a setter from Loveland, Ohio, guided No. 5 Kentucky to a road sweep at LSU with 11.1 assists per set. Grome paced the Kentucky offense with 44 assists and a .305 hitting percentage in the four-set win on Thursday, followed by 34 assists on Friday night as the Wildcats hit .241 in the three-set victory. She also averaged 2.86 digs and 1.14 blocks per set and added three aces.