Nov. 12, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Junior volleyball player Allison Summers was named the Southeastern Conference Co-Defensive Player of the week, it was announced today be the league office. It is the first SEC weekly honor for Summers. Summers shared the honor with Tennessee’s Ellen Mullins.
Summers, who has started each of Georgia’s 26 matches and played in all 98 sets, joins Jasmine Eatmon as a weekly award winner. It is the first time since Valentina Gonzalez in 2010 that a Georgia player has been awarded the SEC Defensive Player of the Week. It is also the first time since 2008 that Georgia has had more than two weekly honors in a single season.
The Stevenson Ranch, Calif., native recorded 31 digs in a 3-1 loss to LSU on Friday, two digs shy of her career-best, which came earlier this season against Ole Miss. In Georgia’s five-set loss to Texas A&M on Sunday, Summers posted a match-high 21 digs. She also had no errors in 20 receptions last week against LSU for a perfect serve-receive percentage. For the week, Summers averaged 5.78 digs per set and led the team with 52 digs.
Lauren Teknipp and Maggie Baumert were also listed as other top performances for their efforts last week. Teknipp registered 13 kills and a team-best .414 hitting percentage against LSU, while Baumert finished with 51 assists over two matches, including 26 against Texas A&M
Summers, Teknipp and Baumert and the rest of the Georgia volleyball team will be back in action on Friday when they take on the Arkansas Razorbacks at 8 p.m. ET.