Oct. 8, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – University of Georgia volleyball player Jasmine Eatmon has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, it was announced today by the league office. Eatmon becomes the first Georgia volleyball player to be named the SEC Freshman of the Week since 2008 and is also the first Bulldog to earn a weekly honor since 2010.
“We are excited that Jasmine has been recognized by the SEC for her play this week with two tough SEC road matches,” head coach Lizzy Stemke said. “Jasmine has been providing more of an offensive threat each week and her defense has been steadily making its mark. We look forward to seeing Jasmine continue to advance her game as we head even deeper into our SEC schedule.”
Eatmon helped the Bulldogs to a 1-1 record last week in a pair of road matches against LSU and Tennessee. She finished with 14 kills and 12 blocks, including two solo stops last week, averaging 1.40 kills per set, 1.20 blocks per set and 2.45 points per set. She also led the team in solo blocks with three and was third on the team in total blocks with 12.
The Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., native finished with nine kills and a season-high eight blocks in a win at LSU, helping Georgia to its first win in Baton Rouge since 2001.
Against Tennessee, Eatmon tallied five kills and a season-best six digs, to go along with four blocks. She also registered two service aces against the Lady Vols.
Eatmon and the Bulldogs return to action on Friday night at 7 p.m., when they host the Auburn Tigers.