Oct. 11, 2011
By Todd Mounce, Media Relations Graduate Assistant
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Having already been named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday, Tennessee sophomore Kelsey Robinson picked up a national honor on Tuesday, as she was tabbed the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week.
Robinson, a native of Bartlett, Ill., is just the fourth Lady Vol ever to be given the honor, as she joins Kayla Jeter, Kelli Scott and Kristen Andre as award recipients.
Most recently, Jeter picked up the award on Oct. 5, 2010, after recording a combined 29 kills against Kentucky and Ole Miss, while averaging 4.83 per set and hitting at a terrific .328 clip. Scott earned the honors on Oct. 9, 2000, thanks to a 38-kill, 22-dig performance against Arkansas and 27 kills and 27 digs versus LSU. Andre followed suit on Sept. 7, 2004, after leading UT to a tournament title at the Loyola Marymount Four Points Sheraton Classic.
In wins over Alabama and Ole Miss this past weekend, Robinson recorded double-doubles in both matches and now leads the SEC with 12 double-doubles on the season.
Against Ole Miss, Robinson recorded her second 20-20 game of the year by blasting 20 kills and digging up 20 balls. Two days prior, in a three-set sweep of Alabama, Robinson tallied 15 kills, 13 digs and three assists.
This season, Robinson ranks first in the SEC in points per set (5.49), kills per set (4.69) and aces per set (0.48).
Robinson and the rest of the Lady Vols will return to action tomorrow against Kentucky, in a match that will be televised nationally on ESPNU at 8 p.m.