Nov. 26, 2012
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AUBURN - A pair of Auburn volleyball players earned all-conference accolades Monday as senior Sarah Bullock and junior Camila Jersonsky were named to the All-SEC second team, the league office announced.
The Tiger duo helped lead Auburn to a 17-13 overall record in 2012, including an 8-12 mark in SEC play. It was the third winning season for Auburn in four years and the first under Head Coach Rick Nold, now in his second year with the Tigers.
"I am really proud of both Sarah and Camila for being selected to the All-SEC team," Nold said. "They have both put in a tremendous amount of work and were instrumental to our success this season. For Sarah, it wraps up a decorated career here at Auburn, and for Camila, it establishes her as one of the top returning players in the conference for next season."
Bullock, an outside hitter from Allen, Texas, wrapped up her Auburn career with a stellar senior season. She led the Tigers and ranked 10th in the SEC with 371 kills (3.50/set) and posted 351 digs (3.31/set) to rank second for Auburn and 15th in the SEC. With those numbers, she recorded a team-best 15 double-doubles on the year; that number tied for fifth-most in the SEC.
She also finished her senior season in the top 10 of the Auburn record books in numerous categories. Bullock ranks sixth all-time in kills (1,272), 10th in kills per set (2.93), fourth in digs (1,210), eighth in digs per set (2.79), fourth in attacks (3,774) and eighth in solo blocks (54). Bullock is also the fifth player in Auburn history with 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs, passing both milestones during the 2012 season.
Jersonsky, a middle blocker from Buenos Aires, Argentina, maintained her steady play throughout the season and led the Tigers with a .356 hitting percentage, which ranked fifth in the SEC. She recorded 269 kills on 550 attacks with 73 errors for the season. Jersonsky was also the Tigers' top blocker with 11 solo blocks and 108 block assists for 119 total blocks, an average of 1.09 per set, which also ranked fifth in the SEC. Her 119 blocks were the ninth-most all-time in a single-season by an Auburn player, and her season hitting percentage tied her own mark from last season for third all-time at Auburn.
With one year left in her Auburn career, Jersonsky ranks as the Tigers' all-time leader in career hitting percentage (.356), ninth in total career blocks (261) and 10th in block assists (226). Jersonsky has also averaged 0.90 blocks per set in her career to tie for seventh all-time at Auburn.
The full list of 2012 SEC honors is below:
Player of the Year: Chloe Mann, Florida
Libero of the Year: Stephanie Klefot, Kentucky
Freshman of the Year: Živa Recek, Florida
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Amanda Anderson, Arkansas
Coach of the Year: Mary Wise, Florida
First Team All-SEC
Roslandy Acosta, Arkansas
Taylor Brauneis, Florida
Chloe Mann, Florida
Živa Recek, Florida
Tangerine Wiggs, Florida
Whitney Billings, Kentucky
Lisa Henning, Missouri
Kelsey Robinson, Tennessee
Alisia Kastmo, Texas A&M
Lindsey Miller, Texas A&M
Second Team All-SEC
Kayla Fitterer, Alabama
Jasmine Norton, Arkansas
Sarah Bullock, Auburn
Camila Jersonsky, Auburn
Betsy Smith, Florida
Stephanie Klefot, Kentucky
Molly Kreklow, Missouri
Whitney Little, Missouri
Juliette Thévenin, South Carolina
Tiffany Baker, Tennessee
Allie Sawatzky, Texas A&M
Liz Fortado, Arkansas
Živa Recek, Florida
Jasmine Eatmon, Georgia
Sara Schwarzwalder, Kentucky
Nakeyta Clair, Ole Miss
Ty Laporte, Ole Miss
Roxanne McVey, Mississippi State