Fall Sports · Volleyball

Rachael Kramer named SEC Defensive Player of the Week

The Florida Gators volleyball team is the #1 ranked team in the country and currently sits atop the SEC with a 13-0 record. They are the only team in Division I that hasn’t lost a match yet. Sophomore middle blocker Rachael Kramer is a big reason why the Gators haven’t lost.

On Monday the SEC announced that the 6-8 Kramer had earned the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week honor.

Kramer averaged two blocks per set in Florida’s wins over Texas A&M and Georgia.

Per the SEC release:

Defensive Player of the Week
Rachael Kramer • Florida
Sophomore • MB • 6-8 • Phoenix, Ariz.

Kramer moved to eighth place in the SEC in blocks per set (1.15) after averaging 2.00 last week, She set her season high for blocks in both of Florida’s matches last week, including a seven-block outing in a sweep of Georgia. Kramer helped the Gators hold Georgia to a .075 clip, marking the fourth time this year they held an opponent under a .100 clip. She also helped limit Texas A&M to a .170 hitting percentage, making the Aggies the 12th opponent to hit under .185 against Florida.

Florida will travel to Ole Miss on Friday before facing #8 Kentucky on Sunday in Gainesville.

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