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DeLeye, Skinner Headline All-SEC Award Winners for Kentucky 

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Wildcats place five on All-SEC team, most of anyone in the league

LEXINGTON – November 26, 2023

The Kentucky Volleyball team placed five players on the All-Southeastern Conference postseason team, the most of any team in the SEC and got two major individual awards, the league office announced Sunday afternoon.  

Kentucky freshman Brooklyn DeLeye was named the SEC Freshman of the Year and head coach Craig Skinner was named SEC Co-Coach of the Year, as there was a four-way tie for the SEC Coach of the Year voting.  

On the All-SEC Team, Kentucky had a league-high five players with Eleanor Beavin, DeLeye, Emma Grome, Reagan Rutherford and Azhani Tealer all earning spots on the 18-person team. Molly Tuozzo joined DeLeye on the All-SEC Freshman Team, which is comprised of seven players.  

The SEC head coaches vote on all the awards with each head coach unable to vote for their own players. Only SEC stats are considered in voting.  

Eleanor Beavin 


  • 4.33 digs per set 
  • 0.53 assists per set 
  • 0.30 aces per set 

Brooklyn DeLeye 

SEC Freshman of the Year, All-SEC, SEC All-Freshman Team 

  • 4.24 kills per set 
  • .335 hitting percentage 
  • 2.26 digs per set 

Emma Grome 


  • NCAA leader in assists per set with 12.68 
  • 1.85 digs per set 
  • 0.42 blocks per set 

Reagan Rutherford 


  • 3.36 kills per set 
  • .336 hitting percentage 
  • 1.06 blocks per set 

Azhani Tealer  


  • Fifth-straight year earning All-SEC honors 
  • 1.02 blocks per set 
  • .404 hitting percentage 

Molly Tuozzo 

SEC All-Freshman Team  

  • 2.30 digs per set 
  • 19 aces, one off the team lead 
  • 0.38 assists per set  

All-SEC Team 

Jill Gillen Arkansas 
Taylor Head Arkansas 
Hannah Hogue Arkansas 
Madison Scheer Auburn 
Kennedy Martin Florida 
Kacie Evans Georgia 
Sophie Fischer Georgia 
Eleanor Beavin Kentucky 
Brooklyn DeLeye Kentucky 
Emma Grome Kentucky 
Reagan Rutherford Kentucky 
Azhani Tealer Kentucky 
Jordan Iliff Missouri 
Maya Sands Missouri 
Morgahn Fingall Tennessee 
Caroline Kerr Tennessee 
Jenaisya Moore Tennessee 
Logan Lednicky Texas A&M 

All-Freshman Team 

Kennedy Martin Florida 
Brooklyn DeLeye Kentucky 
Molly Tuozzo Kentucky 
Jurnee Robinson LSU 
Sierra Dudley Missouri 
Caroline Kerr Tennessee 
Bianna Muoneke Texas A&M 

Player of the Year:                        Sophie Fischer, Georgia 

Libero of the Year:                        Maya Sands, Missouri 

Freshman of the Year:                 Brooklyn DeLeye, Kentucky 

Scholar-Athletes of the Year:     Hannah Hogue, Arkansas and Morgahn Fingall, Tennessee 

Coaches of the Year:                    Jason Watson, Arkansas; Craig Skinner, Kentucky;  

Dawn Sullivan, Missouri; and Eve Rackham Watt, Tennessee 

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