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Sept. 23, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina senior outside hitter Juliette Thévenin has been named the SEC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

Thévenin wins the award for the third time in her career after leading the Gamecocks to three wins to claim the Carolina Classic title over the weekend. Thévenin, who was named tournament MVP, averaged 5.70 kills per set while hitting .436 for the tournament and averaged 6.00 points and 2.40 digs per set. In South Carolina’s win over Western Carolina, she recorded 20 kills, the most in the league in three sets this season. She hit a career-best .571 to finish with 26 kills in a four-set victory over Robert Morris.

A native of Mont-sur-Marchinne, Belgium, Thévenin continues to climb in the South Carolina record book. She is currently in the top-10 in five career categories, ranking fourth in kills (1,343), second in kills per set (4.03), fourth in attacks (3,425), sixth in points (1,477.0) and tied for third in points per set (4.44). On the season she is averaging a league-best 4.98 kills and 5.31 points per set.

South Carolina opens SEC play on the road this weekend. The Gamecocks will play at Missouri on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and at Tennessee on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.