Texas A&M’s Heather Reynolds Garners SEC Weekly HonorSports Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M senior libero Heather Reynolds has been named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week for volleyball, the Southeastern Conference office announced today.
It is the first such accolade for the Wharton, Texas, native, who tallied 53 digs in only two matches for an impressive 6.62 per-set average.
In the Friday match at No. 16 Kentucky, Reynolds led all players and tied her then-season high with 18 digs as A&M fell 3-0, losing by the minimum two points in each set. Reynolds then posted a career-high and match-high 35 digs in a clutch 3-2 victory at Georgia on Sunday.
Her 35 digs against the Bulldogs is the most by an A&M player in the rally scoring era, including when the 30-point scoring cap was in effect from 2001-07. It also ties for the fourth most digs in a match in school history.
Reynolds, the team’s designated libero in only the last 10 matches, has recorded double-figure digs in eight consecutive contests and in 10 of the last 11 matches. She leads the Aggies and ranks 10th in the SEC with 3.53 digs per set in conference matches.
Reynolds makes her final appearance at Reed Arena on Wednesday as the Aggies (17-11, 9-8 SEC) close out the regular season against South Carolina (12-18, 3-14 SEC) at 4 p.m. It will be “Senior Day,” and Reynolds and teammates Mariah Agre, Kelsey Kinley, Allie Sawatzky and Ashley Vrana will be honored following the match. It also will be “12th Man Appreciation Day” and all A&M students will be admitted free.
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