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Scott Receives SEC Offensive Player Of The Week After Stellar Weekend

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STARKVILLE, Miss. – After leading the Mississippi State volleyball team to its first win against Tennessee in Knoxville since 1995, sophomore outside hitter Taylor Scott earned Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors, the league office announced Monday morning.

“I’m thankful to be recognized by the SEC but it was a team effort last week,” Scott said. “I knew I had to step up and make sure this season ended on a positive note but everyone played a role. First and foremost, I’d like to thank God. I also want to thank my teammates and coaches for helping me get this recognition.”

The sophomore from Claremont, Calif., posted a 24-kill performance against the Volunteers, including nine kills in the clinching set alone. With 10 digs in the match, she turned in her 12th double-double of the season and 19th of her career. Earlier in the week, Scott posted 16 kills and nine digs against Alabama for a 6.50 points per set average (5.71 kill/set and 2.71 digs/set).

Scott currently has 632 kills in her career, which ranks second among underclassmen in the SEC and 17th overall. She is the only underclassmen in the conference to rank in the top 20 in kills per set (3.03) and digs per set (3.10) the last two seasons.

This is MSU’s program-record fourth weekly honoree of the year, edging the 2010 squad that had three selections. Kimmy Gardiner has been named SEC Freshman of the Week twice, while Roxanne McVey earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week once.

“Tee is one of those players that is always very consistent and her production can sometimes go unnoticed because its always so good,” fifth-year MSU head coach Jenny Hazelwood said. “She is an extremely hard worker that has filled a variety of roles on our team this season. It’s hard to imagine this is the first time she has won a weekly award as consistently good as she’s been throughout her career. She is very deserving.”

Regional and national AVCA awards will be announced in the coming weeks with Scott and several of her teammates up for multiple awards.

Fans can follow the Mississippi State volleyball program on Twitter @HailStateVB, Instagram @HailStateVB and Facebook at facebook.com/HailStateVB.


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