Nov. 14, 2011
By Todd Mounce, Media Relations Graduate Assistant
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Southeastern Conference announced on Monday afternoon, that for the fourth time this season, University of Tennessee setter Mary Pollmiller has been selected as the league's volleyball Freshman of the Week after her performances this past weekend.
Pollmiller dished out 104 assists and averaged 13.00 helpers per set for the Lady Vols, as the team secured a pair of road victories against Ole Miss and Alabama. In both of those matches, the Big Orange hit over .300, highlighted by the squad hitting at a clip of .433 against Alabama, marking was the second-highest offensive output of the season.
In a five-set win over Ole Miss, Pollmiller recorded a career-high 69 assists, rating as the second-highest total of assists by an SEC player this year Also against the Rebels, Tennessee blasted a season-high 76 kills.
The Littleton, Colo., native also increased her offensive production this weekend, as she tallied a career-high six kills versus the Crimson Tide, while registering a hitting percentage of .455.
Previously this season, Pollmiller secured SEC Freshman of the Week honors on Sept. 12, Oct. 3 and Oct. 31.
The most recent American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) poll was also released on Monday and the Big Orange continues its upward climb, checking in at No. 14 after receiving 678 points.
Pollmiller and the rest of the team will conclude the regular season with three home matches, beginning with Arkansas on Friday at 7 p.m. ET at Thompson-Boling Arena.