Dec. 2, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Senior Brittany Northcutt of the Georgia volleyball team has been selected to the All-Southeastern Conference Team, as voted on by the league’s head coaches. It is the first time in her career that she earned a spot on the all-conference team.
The Greensboro, N.C., native helped Georgia to one of its best seasons in recent history, as the Bulldogs went 22-9 in the regular season, including an 11-7 mark in the SEC. As a result, Georgia clinched a spot in the NCAA Volleyball Tournament for the first time since 2004.
Northcutt led the team in kills with 316, averaging 2.77 kills per set. She also finished second on the team in digs with 300. Northcutt was effective from the service line, tallying 26 service aces, good for third on the team. She also picked up 49 blocks, including 20 solo stops.
Earlier this year, Northcutt became the 16th player in program history to reach 1,000 career kills. She also had a team-best 12 double-doubles on the year.
Northcutt ranked among the SEC leaders in kills per set (2.77) and points per set (3.30). She is also ranked fourth among active SEC players in career kills with 1,194.
Northcutt posted 17 double-digit kill performances this season, including a season-high 20 kills against Mississippi State. She had a stretch of seven matches where she had double-digit kills and reached double figures in 12 of her final 14 matches of the regular season. She led or tied for the team lead in kills on 17 occasions.
Northcutt and the Bulldogs will return to action on Friday, Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m., when they travel to Durham, N.C., to take on American University in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament. Should Georgia advance, it will face the winner of the Duke and College of Charleston match on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m.