Nov. 5, 2012
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AUBURN - For the second time this season, Auburn junior middle blocker Camila Jersonsky was named the SEC Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday morning.
Jersonsky, a 5-11 native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, put together an outstanding performance in the Tigers' thrilling 3-2 victory over Arkansas on Friday night. She had 17 kills on 29 attacks with four errors for a .448 hitting percentage. Her biggest contributions came in the final two sets when she totaled 10 kills on an error-free 14 attacks (.714).
She also finished with nine blocks in the match to equal a career-high, previously set as a freshman when she had nine stuffs against Missouri State in Auburn's first-ever NCAA Tournament match in 2010. Six of those blocks came in the final two sets as the Tigers rallied from a 2-1 deficit. It was the second time this season for an Auburn player to have nine blocks in a match; Courtney McDonald also posted nine in a four-set win over Alabama on Sept. 23.
For the weekend, Jersonsky totaled a .340 hitting percentage with 25 kills (2.78/set) and 12 blocks (1.33/set). She also had two aces and a pair of digs in the win over Arkansas.
Jersonsky was previously named the league's Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 10 after racking up 21 blocks (1.62/set) in four non-conference matches.
She shares this week's SEC honors with Texas A&M setter Allie Sawatzky (Offensive Player of the Week) and Florida outside hitter Ziva Recek (Freshman of the Week).
Two other Tigers earned mentions in the SEC's "Top Performances" list. Junior Katherine Culwell had a career-high 21 kills and season-high 16 digs in Auburn's 3-1 victory over Georgia on Sunday. And senior Sarah Bullock had 25 kills, 40 digs and seven blocks over the weekend, earning double-doubles in both matches.
Jersonsky and the Tigers will be back in action at home Friday night, Nov. 9, for a 7 p.m. match against SEC West-leading Texas A&M. Admission is free to all Auburn volleyball matches at the Student Activities Center.