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Nov. 14 Performances of the Week

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Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Nov. 14:

Volleyball: Whitney Billings

Freshman Whitney Billings was a major factor in UK's 2-0 week that included an upset of No. 15 LSU on Sunday. Against the Tigers, Billings led the Wildcat offense with 18 kills on .255 hitting. She notched her seventh career double-double with 14 digs to aid the Wildcat cause. She ripped 11 kills on .269 hitting against the Razorbacks while scooping up seven digs in the winning effort. For the weekend, Billings ranked second on the squad with 3.62 kills per frame and was third with 2.62 digs per set. She posted over a kill per frame more than her season average and her .260 hitting percentage was double her season average of .157 hitting. Billings received 48 serves on the weekend, the second highest total on the team, and she made just one error for a .979 percentage.

Football: Randall Cobb

Had 10 carries for a career-high 170 yards, two touchdowns and 286 all-purpose yards.

Women's basketball: Maegan Conwright

Averaged team's third-highest point total with 11.5 points per game in helping UK begin 2-0 for the second consecutive season. Had a career day in her first collegiate start against Miami, charting 15 points, four assists, five steals and one block in 31 minutes of play. Came off the bench against Morehead State to record eight points and four rebounds in 20 minutes of play. One of UK's most versatile players as she saw action at three different positions against Miami due to injuries to key players. Conwright started at the point guard position but also saw time at the shooting guard and small forward spot.

Women's basketball: Victoria Dunlap

Averaged a team-high-tying 17.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.5 steals and 3.5 blocks per game in helping UK open the season at 2-0 for the second consecutive season. Hit 16-of-21 free throws for a team-high 76.2 percent from the free-throw line. Recorded a game-high seven steals against Morehead State and now has at least one steal in 44 of her last 45 games. With 16 points against Miami, Dunlap charted her 70th career game with double figures. She now has scored in double digits in 35 of her last 38 games, including nine straight.

Football: Winston Guy

Posted a career-high 18 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, in the win over Vanderbilt.

Men's basketball: Terrence Jones

Jones scored a double-double in his Wildcat debut. Became the first UK freshman to begin his career with a double-double since Jules Camara in the 1998-99 season. Jones is only the second freshman in school history with a 20-10 game in his debut. Scored UK's first 12 points of the second half. Teamed with fellow freshman Doron Lamb to become the first freshman pair in school history to log 20 points in the season opener.

Volleyball: Stephanie Klefot

Sophomore Stephanie Klefot put together her best effort of the season in leading UK's back-row defensive effort in the upset victory over No. 15 LSU. The first-year starter at the position topped her career best of 28 digs set just a week ago in a five-set loss at Alabama, with 29 crucial digs against the Tigers on Sunday. UK needed every one of her 5.8 digs per set in fending off the SEC West leaders, as she led four players on the backline with 10 or more digs on the night. With 38 digs this weekend in the two matches, Klefot now has 467 for the season, which is the ninth most in a single-season in UK allure. For the season Klefot has topped 10 or more scoops on 25 occasions and notched 20 or more digs nine times. For the weekend, Klefot endured 67 serves in her direction and she notched an impressive .955 reception percentage with just three errors committed on the weekend.

Football: Derrick Locke

Had 22 carries for 145 yards and two touchdowns in his first game since the Auburn contest.

Volleyball: Lauren Rapp

On a weekend with UK's chances at postseason on the line, nobody played better than senior Lauren Rapp for the Wildcats. UK's captain put together a pair of solid outings in leading UK to a 3-0 sweep of Arkansas and a five-set upset of No.15 LSU on Sunday. In Kentucky's upset of the SEC West leaders, Rapp struck for 17 kills and added 10 digs for her 12th career double-double and fifth of the season. She nearly notched a triple-double with a career-high six assists. In addition, she added four blocks to her stat line. In the win over Arkansas, Rapp led the team with 13 kills and a match-high five blocks. She also contributed seven digs and a pair of assists. For the week, Rapp averaged a team-high 3.75 digs per set on a team-best .388 hitting clip. She posted 1.12 blocks per frame, added an assist to the offensive numbers and defensively scooped up 2.12 digs per frame. Every one of her numbers this week was higher than her season average, impressively improving her performance when UK needed it most. With a service ace against LSU, Rapp moved into 10th all-time with 106 career aces at UK. She also moved into eighth all-time with 1,254 kills and ninth all-time with 2,996 career attempts.

Football: Danny Trevathan

Had 10 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one quarterback sack, one fumble caused and one pass breakup in the win over Vanderbilt.

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