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Alli Stumler Awarded Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week

Alli Stumler - photo by UK Athletics

Stumler broke a career high with 20 kills on Friday vs. Mississippi State

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sophomore outside hitter Alli Stumler was named the Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches’ Association National Player of the Week, the association announced on Tuesday morning.

Stumler broke her career high with 20 kills in No. 15 Kentucky’s four-set win over Mississippi State, and backed that up with a 16-kill performance at No. 19 Missouri on Sunday. On Monday afternoon, she was named the Southeastern Conference’s Player of the Week.

Stumler averaged 5.14 kills per set this week, with 36 total terminations as Kentucky jumped out to a 2-0 record in SEC play with wins over Mississippi State and No. 19 Mizzou. She hit .345 on the weekend with a service ace and 14 digs to go alongside.

Kentucky returns home for a huge weekend of SEC volleyball beginning on Friday night at 7 p.m. ET, as the Wildcats host South Carolina. Sunday’s match for UK features the Wildcats against the No. 12 Florida Gators at 1 p.m. ET live on the SEC Network, ESPN3 and the ESPN app. Tickets for both matches are available through the UK Athletics Ticket Office.

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