Monday November 4, 2013Gators Sweep SEC Volleyball Weekly Awards
Senior middle blocker Chloe Mann, junior libero Taylor Unroe and freshman right-side hitter Alex Holston swept Southeastern Conference weekly honors for their performances on the road at LSU and Texas A&M. Florida now has five weekly honors from the conference office, as both Unroe and Holston were honored earlier this season.
Mann earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week after a career day Sunday, crushing a career-high 22 kills in the Gators’ five-set victory at Texas A&M. The Senior CLASS Award finalist hit .606 against the Aggies, complimenting her performance on Friday at LSU where she hit .522 with a match-high 14 kills. Mann led Florida in kills and hitting percentage in both matches for her third career SEC Offensive Player of the Week nod.
Unroe nabbed SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors after a phenomenal weekend, sharing the award with Tennessee libero Ellen Mullins. Unroe served up a career-high six aces against the Aggies, including four in the third set alone. Her back-to-back aces in the fifth set sealed Florida’s five-set victory over Texas A&M, stepping behind the service line at 14-14 and putting the Gators on her back. In Baton Rouge Friday, Unroe matched her season high with 21 digs and was perfect on serve receive for the weekend, tallying 32 errorless receptions.
Holston was named SEC Freshman of the Week after tallying 34 kills on the weekend, including a career-high 21 at Texas A&M Sunday. Holston was a key cog in Florida’s victory in College Station, slamming six kills in both the second and fourth sets. The Gator rookie hit .415 on the weekend, including .459 against the Aggies.
The Gators enter their bye week and are off until they host South Carolina on Wednesday, November 13 on ESPNU. That match starts a stretch for Florida that sees the Gators playing five matches in eight days.
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