Oct. 28, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia volleyball player Jasmine Eatmon was named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced today by the league office. Eatmon becomes the first Bulldog to win a weekly award this season.
Eatmon was named the SEC Freshman of the Week twice last season and also the first Georgia player to earn Defensive Player of the Week honors since Valentina Gonzalez in 2010.
Eatmon led the Bulldogs to a 2-1 record last week, including a 3-2 win over No. 15 Kentucky. The Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., native tied for a team best 13 blocks, averaging 0.97 blocks per set. She tied her season high with a six-block performance against the Wildcats, while posting a career-best 10 digs. Against Alabama on Friday, Eatmon finished with five blocks.
For the year, Eatmon is second on the team with 61 blocks, including 13 solo stops, averaging 0.75 blocks per set.
Eatmon and the Georgia volleyball team return to action on Sunday, Nov. 3 when it travels to Knoxville, Tenn., to take on the Tennessee Lady Vols. Georgia won the first meeting between the teams this season 3-0. The match is set to begin at 2 p.m., and will be televised on CSS. The Bulldogs are 0-2 on CSS this season and 1-2 when they play in a televised match.