Shonda Cole - South Carolina

9/18/2006

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Sept. 18, 2006

Shonda Cole - South Carolina  
Senior, Outside Hitter, 6-1 (Kings Mountain, N.C. - Kings Mountain High School)


Photo courtesy of South Carolina Athletics.

Shonda Cole, a senior outside hitter for the University of South Carolina, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week.  Cole led the Gamecocks to a 2-0 record last week, highlighted by an upset of then-sixth-ranked Florida.  Cole averaged an astounding 7.89 kills per game over the two-match span, and hit for a .382 percentage.  She also played a little defense, averaging 3.89 digs per game.  In the upset of Florida, Cole set a school-record for a four-game match with 35 kills, hitting at a lofty .462 clip.  She also added 17 digs against the Gators.  Against Auburn two days earlier, she dropped 36 kills, and added a career-high 18 digs.  Cole raised her season average to 6.2 kills per game and she's now hitting .365.  Cole is the first Gamecock to receive the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week.  The South Carolina Head Coach is Nancy Somera.

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