Kelsey Robinson - University of Tennessee

10/11/2011

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Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week

 

October 11, 2011


Sophomore, Outside Hitter, 6-2 (Bartlett, Illinois - Wheaton-St. Francis High School)

Kristy Jaeckel

Photo courtesy Tennessee Athletics

Kelsey Robinson, a senior outside hitter for then-No. 19 University of Tennessee, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week. She led the Volunteers to two SEC home victories, recording a double-double in both of them.  In their first match against Alabama, the Illinois native nailed 15 kills hitting .314 while tallying 13 digs in the sweep.  In the following match against Ole Miss, Robinson recorded her second 20-20 match of the season, registering exactly 20 kills and 20 digs.  The two double-doubles marked the 11th and 12th times this season she's reached the feat, which is puts her on top of the SEC.  She also leads the SEC in points per set (5.49), kills per set (4.69) and aces her set (0.48).  For the week, she averaged 4.38 kills and 4.12 digs per set, as she led the team in kills and digs in both matches.  This honor marks the third time an athlete from the University of Tennessee has received the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week award, with the latest coming the week of October 5, 2010 when Kayla Jeter took home the honor.  The Volunteers are coached by Rob Patrick.

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