Oct. 19, 2015
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Setter Aubrey Ezell picked up her third SEC weekly award Monday afternoon, as she was named the conference’s freshman of the week. Ezell averaged 13.80 assists and 2.62 digs per set at Georgia and Tennessee.
The last Gamecock to win three weekly awards in a single season was Shonda Cole in 2006; no player has ever won more than three. The team had three weekly awards combined over the last three seasons.
To start the week, she had 49 assists in a three-set sweep at Georgia, adding in 12 digs to power an offense that had almost twice as many kills as the Bulldogs. The Gamecocks picked up their first road and conference wins of the season after the sweep in Athens.
Ezell finished at Tennessee with a new career high of 62 assists. The last time a Gamecock setter had 60 or more in a match was on Sept. 14, 2007, when Jordan Bradosky had 60 vs. Auburn. Also in Sunday’s match, the team set a new season high with 67 total kills, and three different hitters recorded career highs in kills, with Ezell having a hand in all but three of the team’s 65 total assists. She added four more service aces as well against the Vols, and had four total blocks for the week.
The Gamecocks will have a full week to prepare for their match at home against Arkansas. The match will begin at 1:30 and is scheduled to air on the SEC Network+.