Rapp Becomes 13th All-America Selection at UK

Dec. 15, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky senior Lauren Rapp was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association's All-America honorable mention team it was announced Wednesday. With Rapp's selection the UK program has achieved 13 All-America honors in its history of Kentucky. Rapp becomes the ninth individual player to earn All-America distinction for the Wildcats.

Rapp is one of nine Southeastern Conference players to earn All-America honors in 2010. The announcement was made at the NCAA Volleyball Final Four being held in Kansas City this week.

"This is another great honor for Lauren," UK coach Craig Skinner said. "It caps off a great career for her."

The senior finished her career as one of the most prolific players in school history. She is one of just 14 members in school allure to record over 1,000 career kills. Rapp finished her career with 1,280 career hammers which is the seventh most in UK history. She also notched 423 career block assists which ranks as the second best in UK history.

For the season, Rapp led the team with 2.70 kills per set on .293 hitting. She also paced the defensive effort with 1.04 blocks per stanza. She also racked up 125 total blocks to cap off her career with four seasons of 100 or more total blocks.

Additionally, Rapp closes out her career with the seventh best career hitting percentage (.298) and the 10th most service aces in school history (107). She appeared in 286 career sets which ties for the third most in school allure.

Following an impressive week for the Wildcats which included an upset of No. 15 LSU, Rapp was named the AVCA National Player of the Week as well as the SEC Player of the Week in mid-November. The Indianapolis native struck for 17 kills and added 10 digs for her 12 career double-double effort and the fifth of the season. She contributed a career-best six assists while also turning back four opponent attacks. In UK's decisive fifth-set victory, Rapp had five of the team's 13 kills in the stanza to lead the Wildcats to a 15-11 match-clinching win.

With Rapp's honor as an All-America selection in 2010, the Wildcats have attained at least one All-America selection in each of the last four seasons.

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