Every Tuesday, UK Athletics recognizes outstanding performances for our student-athletes. These are the honorees for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 7:
Volleyball: Stephanie Klefot
Senior Stephanie Klefot charted 37 digs in a pair of SEC road matches for an average of 4.62 digs per set. Klefot has now pushed her career total to 1,708 to move into sole possession of seventh place in the SEC career record books. She is now just the ninth player in league history to accumulate 1,700 scoops or more in a career. Klefot was instrumental in leading UK to a 2-0 lead at No. 11 Florida, as the Gators logged just a .111 hitting clip through the first two sets including a negative .033 percentage in the second frame. The five assists against the Gators is a season-high for the Louisville, Ky., native. Her 22 digs against the Gators was a match-high and the 27th time in her career she has eclipsed the 20-dig plateau and the fourth time this season.
Volleyball: Lauren O'Conner
Sophomore Lauren O'Conner had a spectacular week in leading UK to a 1-1 week on the road in SEC action. O'Conner launched 29 kills (10 more than any other player for the Cats) for the weekend for a 3.62 kill per set average. However, it was her efficieny that was the most impressive. O'Conner utilized a team-high .464 hitting percentage and committed just three errors in 56 attempts for the weekend. In Friday's victory over Ole Miss, the sophomore had a team-high 11 kills on a career-best .556 hitting percentage. She then tallied a career-high 18 kills in a dramatic five-set loss at No. 11 Florida while hitting .421.