Auburn Volleyball Report: Sept. 3

Sep 3, 2013



Auburn senior outside hitter Katherine Culwell was named the SEC Volleyball Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.

Culwell, a native of Dallas, Texas, was named the tournament MVP at the Marcia E. Hamilton Classic, where Auburn claimed the tournament title with a 3-0 record Friday and Saturday with wins over Saint Louis, No. 10 Nebraska and Louisiana-Monroe. She averaged 4.00 kills per set and 3.08 digs per set over a four-match weekend that included another win Sunday against SIU Edwardsville.

Culwell is the first Auburn player selected as the league's player of the week since Nov. 29, 2010, when Jonelle Wallace earned the league's weekly honor. Camila Jersonsky was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week twice last season.

Overall Record: 4-0
SEC Record: 0-0

In the Polls: Auburn received 58 votes in the Sept. 2 release of the AVCA Coaches' Poll. The Tigers are four spots outside the top 25.

Last Week's Results:
Fri., Aug. 30 - def. Saint Louis, 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-22)
Sat., Aug. 31 - def. #10 Nebraska, 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 25-23, 25-23)
Sat., Aug. 31 - def. Louisiana-Monroe, 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-17)
Sun., Sept. 1 - def. SIU Edwardsville, 3-0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-23)

This Week's Schedule (2013 Active Ankle Challenge)
(all matches Thursday/Friday at Student Activities Center, free admission)
Thurs., Sept. 5:
Noon - Wis.-Green Bay vs. Troy
5 p.m. - Troy vs. Mercer
7 p.m. - Auburn vs. Wis.-Green Bay

Fri. Sept. 6:
Noon - Auburn vs. Mercer
5 p.m. - Mercer vs. Wis.-Green Bay
7 p.m. - Auburn vs. Troy

Mon., Sept. 9
6 p.m. - Auburn at Jacksonville State

The Auburn Tigers enter week two of the 2013 season coming off one of the most successful weekends in program history ... Auburn swept all three matches against Saint Louis (3-0), No. 10 Nebraska (3-1) and Louisiana-Monroe (3-0) to claim tournament title at Marcia E. Hamilton Classic ... Win over Nebraska was first-ever Auburn victory over a top-10 opponent in 42 years of intercollegiate volleyball, and just the second over a nationally-ranked opponent ... Senior Katherine Culwell was named tournament MVP, and Camila Jersonsky and Sarah Wroblicky were named to the all-tournament team ... Culwell had double-doubles in first two matches ... Senior Chelsea Wintzinger became the 6th player in Auburn history to reach 2,000 career assists with her 15th assist in the win over Saint Louis on Friday ... She is just 20 assists shy of fifth all-time at Auburn ... Tigers also earned a win over SIU Edwardsville (3-0) on Sunday ... Tigers had seven service aces in match at SIUE, more than in all but one match last season ... Auburn received 58 votes in this week's AVCA Coaches' Poll, just four spots outside the top 25 ... Auburn will host the 2013 Active Ankle Challenge this week, playing matches Thursday and Friday at the Student Activities Center ... Tigers will face Green Bay (7 p.m. Thursday), Mercer (noon Friday) and Troy (7 p.m. Friday).