Nov. 25, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama outside hitter Brittany Thomas (Chandler, Ariz.) was named the Southeastern Conference Volleyball Freshman of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday. It's the second time this season that Thomas was named the SEC Freshman of the Week, and fourth time that a player from Alabama has won the award this season.
In back-to-back three-set victories over Ole Miss and Tennessee, Thomas produced 33 kills in the two matches to average 5.50 kills per set with a .385 hitting percentage. She also added 17 digs (2.83 dps) and finished the weekend with 37 total points to average 6.16 points per set.
Thomas opened the weekend with a 15-kill performance and a .324 hitting percentage against Ole Miss. She also added a team-high nine digs with an ace and two blocks against the Rebels. Thomas closed the weekend with 18 kills in a three-set win over Tennessee, averaging 6.0 kills per set with a career-best .452 hitting percentage. She had seven kills in the first set then closed the match with eight kills in the third set, setting a season-high for a three-set match with 18 kills.
Thomas has 374 kills to average 3.34 kills per set with a .181 hitting percentage this season. She is second on the team in kills and digs per set (2.35) and she leads the team with 32 aces. Among the players in the SEC, Thomas ranks ninth in kills per set, and tenth in points (3.80) and aces per set (0.29).
Missouri's Lisa Henning was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week, while Texas A&M's Heather Reynolds was the SEC Defensive Player of the Week.
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