Rapp Named to All-Region Tournament Team

Dec. 13, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -

Junior Lauren Rapp was one of seven players from the Minneapolis, Minn., region to earn All-Tournament team honors it was announced by the NCAA.

Rapp posted a season-high 18 kills on a match-high .536 hitting percentage against Florida State in the Sweet Sixteen. The junior from Indianapolis also added six blocks and seven digs in UK’s five-set loss on Friday night.

Kentucky’s three-year starter had an amazing tournament run. She tossed down 38 kills for an average of 3.45 per set, while her .471 hitting percentage paced the squad. Rapp also accounted for 18 blocks in three matches for a 1.65 block per set average. She set a career-high in blocks with 10 in UK’s 3-0 victory over Oregon State to help UK reach the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 1992.

Rapp becomes the fifth player in school history to earn All-Region Tournament team honors and the first since Eunice Thomas in 1992.

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Minneapolis Region All-Tournament Team
Taylor Carico, Minnesota
Mira Djuric, Florida State
Lauren Gibbemeyer, Minnesota
Tabitha Love, Minnesota
Rachael Morgan, Florida State
Tessa Nelson, Colorado State
Lauren Rapp, Kentucky