Florida’s Rachael Kramer Tabbed AVCA Player Of The Week

  0 Carly DeMarque | August 29th, 2017 | College - Women's Indoor, News, SEC

After helping her team to a 2-0 start with huge wins over top-five ranked teams, Florida’s Rachael Kramer has been named the AVCA Player of the Week to begin the 2017 season.

Kramer posted 3.44 kills per set on a .549 hitting clip to help the Gators take down #1 Texas and #5 Nebraska. She posted 11 kills, a .391 hitting percentage and five blocks against the Longhorns while tallying a career-best 20 kills on a .679 hitting clip against the Huskers. In her 51 attempts at the ball in the opening weekend, Kramer only posted three hitting errors, putting down a total of 31 kills.

Kramer was named the VERT Challenge MVP for her efforts and the programs’ first time defeating consecutive top-five opponents. In addition, this is the third time that the Gators have defeated the AVCA #1 ranked team.

With her big week, Kramer was also tabbed the SEC Player of the Week. In addition, Kramer and Chloe Mann (Oct. 14, 2012) since 1998 to post over a .675 hitting clip on at least 20 kills – she is also one of two players in the country to accomplish this feat this season.

In Florida’s volleyball history, Kramer is the 15th student-athlete to earn AVCA Player of the Week Honors, with the most recent coming last season when Allie Monserez received the award on October 18.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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