Hartmann Tabbed SEC Player of the Week
Oct. 29, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Senior setter Christine Hartmann has been tabbed the Southeastern Conference's Player of the Week for the second time this season it was announced by the league office on Monday. Hartmann becomes the first multi-week selection for Kentucky since 2008. Today's honor marks the third time in her career she has been honored as the league's top performer.
Hartmann led a multitude of UK players with standout performances in helping guide UK to a pair of five-set wins on the road against SEC East opponents.
Hartmann was masterful in all phases of the game. On Friday she helped lead UK from a 2-0 deficit to a win at Tennessee for the first time since 2008. Against Tennessee she totaled a career-high nine kills on a career-high .562 hitting percentage while recoding her second-straight double-double effort with 52 assists and 11 digs. She was one kill shy of recording what would have been the second triple-double in school history.
Against the Lady Vols, Hartmann directed the offense to the tune of a .244 hitting clip and found four players for 10 or more kills for the first time this season for the Wildcats. She guided Ashley Frazier to a season-high 19 kills in SEC action on a sizzling .472 hitting percentage.
Against Georgia, Hartmann led the Wildcat defensive effort with a career-high 19 digs while logging her third consecutive double-double. She passed out 58 assists (one shy of a career-high) as well as notching four blocks to couple with the 19 digs. For the second-straight match she found four players for 10 or more kills including 18 on a .452 hitting clip by Whitney Billings, and a career-high 15 kills from Alexandra Morgan on a .500 percentage.
Furthermore, Hartmann also led the Kentucky offense to a .338 attack percentage vs. UG, the best team hitting clip in a five-set match this season in SEC play.
For the week she set new career-highs in a match for kills (9), hitting percentage (.562) and digs (19) while also leading the Wildcats to an average of 14.50 kills per set on a .288 hitting percentage with four players logging 2.60 kills or more for the weekend.
Kentucky returns to action when it plays host to Ole Miss on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. ET.
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