North Carolina's McGee, Clemson's Brenner Earn Weekly ACC Volleyball Honors
Oct. 25, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina outside hitter Emily McGee posted her sixth and seventh double-doubles of the season and has been honored as the Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Player of the Week. Clemson setter Hannah Brenner averaged 12.1 assists per set en route to being named the conference’s Freshman of the Week.
McGee, a sophomore from Naperville, Ill., averaged 4.5 kills and 3.67 digs per set as the Tar Heels (18-6, 9-2 ACC) earned straight-set victories against league foes Virginia Tech and Virginia.
Against Virginia Tech on Friday, McGee hit .323 with 14 kills and 11 digs. She also had one block solo. The next day against Virginia, McGee had 13 kills, 11 digs and another block solo. She also added a service ace.
McGee has now posted double-digit kills in 11 matches this season. Five of her seven double-doubles of the year have come in conference play. Over her last four matches, she has averaged 4.36 kills and 3.14 digs per set.
Brenner, a freshman from Orrville, Ohio, had nine total blocks and 11 kills on top of her 85 assists as Clemson (14-8, 5-6 ACC) topped conference opponents Maryland and Boston College. She led the Tigers to two above-.300 hitting matches.
In the 3-1 win against Maryland, Brenner registered 46 assists, which marked a season high for the team. She hit .571, while adding nine kills, eight digs, four blocks and one service ace. The Tigers tallied a season-best 59 kills and a team attack percentage of .312.
Brenner followed up on Saturday with 39 assists and five blocks as Clemson swept Boston College in straight sets. With her help the Tigers hit .318 as a team and recorded 45 kills.
The ACC Volleyball Player and Freshman of the Week will be announced by 5 p.m. each Monday throughout the season. For more information on ACC volleyball visit http://www.theacc.com/sports/w-volley/acc-w-volley-body.html