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Kayla Lewis was formally recognized by the SEC for the first time in her career.

Monday February 10, 2014Kayla Lewis Named SEC Co-Player of the Week

Gainesville, Fla.

Kayla Lewis was formally recognized by the SEC for the first time in her career.

Florida’s Kayla Lewis (Decatur, Ga.) was named the Southeastern Conference Co-Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.


The Gator junior averaged 16.0 points and 13.5 rebounds, while shooting a 64.7 percent from the floor and 83.3 percent from the free throw line in two games last week.


During Sunday’s 86-80 upset win against No. 15/13 Kentucky, Lewis scored 18 points and tied her career-high of 17 rebounds, while dishing a career-high 6 assists.


Her exceptional rebounding effort last week moved her into the top spot among all SEC players for rebounding in league games with 9.5 rebounds per contest.


Other Notables:

·         Lewis bettered her season averages in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals last week, when she hit 10-of-12 free throws last week.

·         Lewis tallied her eighth consecutive double-figure scoring game, the longest active streak on the team

·         Lewis posted double-doubles in both games last week for her sixth and seventh this year

·         Led the win against Kentucky, marking the Gator’s season sweep over the Wildcats.


Florida (17-7, 7-4 SEC) has a midweek bye before traveling to Athens, where the team plays Georgia on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. ET. ESPNU will televise the game live.



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