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Week 12: Volleyball Players of the Week

16 days ago
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SEC Player of the Week - T'ara Ceasar, Florida

SEC Offensive Player of the Week - Florida's T'ara Ceasar, a redshirt senior outside hitter from Panama City, Fla., averaged 5.38 points and 5.00 kills per set while posting a .420 hitting percentage in the series sweep at Arkansas. Ceasar hit a career-best .552 in the first match of the series in Fayetteville, and she then recorded her 10th double-double of the season in the second match against the Razorbacks with 23 kills and a career-high 21 digs.

SEC Defensive Player of the Week - Mississippi State's Lilly Gunter, a sophomore defensive specialist/libero from Oviedo, Fla., posted a team-high 37 digs and averaged 4.11 digs per set defensively to help Mississippi State extend the SEC's longest winning streak to 10 matches with a pair of wins over No. 24 Tennessee. In Sunday's five-set win over the Lady Vols, Gunter converted all 31 of her reception attempts and tied her season high with three aces.

SEC Setter of the Week - Kentucky's Emma Grome, a freshman from Loveland, Ohio, led her squad to a .375 hitting percentage in its three matches this past week, averaging 11.4 assists per set as she maintained her lead among NCAA freshmen for assists per set. Grome led UK to a .416 hitting percentage against Georgia, its first time this season hitting above .400 against an SEC team. Grome also had six+ digs in all three matches, and averaged over 2.5 digs per set.

SEC Freshman of the Week - Kentucky's Eleanor Beavin, a libero from Louisville, Ky., averaged 3.89 digs per set as the Wildcats held its opponents to a .101 hitting percentage in the three-match week. Beavin recorded a career-high five aces in Saturday's three-set win over Texas A&M. She has now recorded double-digit digs in 12 of the 13 SEC matches this season.