GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After leading the Gators to a series sweep of Arkansas last weekend, T’ara Ceasar was named SEC Player of the Week and SEC Offensive Player of the Week, as the league announced Monday.This is Ceasar’s second-consecutive Player of the Week and Offensive Player of the Week selection.
Against the Razorbacks, the redshirt senior averaged 5.00 kills per set, 3.25 digs per set, 5.38 points per set and registered a .420 clip. In the first match, Ceasar posted 17 kills on 29 swings with only one error for a career-high .552 hitting percentage. She added five digs, three blocks, one ace and one assist in the three-set victory. The Panama City, Fla. native notched 23 kills in Saturday’s win against Arkansas, to go along with her career-high 21 digs. That performance was her team-leading 10th double-double of year. She also hit .346 in the match and added a block in the five-setter. Ceasar and the rest of the Gators are back in action on Wednesday when the team takes on the Auburn Tigers in Exactech Arena. First serve is slated for 7 p.m. on SEC Network +. Player of the Week: T’ara Ceasar, Florida Offensive Player of the Week: T’ara Ceasar, Florida Defensive Player of the Week: Lilly Gunter, Mississippi State Setter of the Week: Emma Grome, Kentucky Freshman of the Week: Eleanor Beavin, Kentucky
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