COLUMBIA — Missouri volleyball player Whitney Little was named SEC co-Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after a record-breaking performance on Sunday in the Tigers 3-0 victory against Georgia. It marks the middle blocker's third SEC weekly honor this season and her second SEC Defensive Player of the Week nod.
Little set a school record Sunday with her fourth 10-block match of the season (all in a span of eight matches), which is the Missouri record for 10-block matches in a career and a single season.
"It's great to be recognized but once again, just getting wins is the important thing for me," Little said in a release. "We didn't play particularly well on Friday against Texas A&M, but we bounced back nice against Georgia and it should give us a lot of momentum heading into this weekend."
In all, Little averaged 2.14 blocks per set last weekend and posted five in a four-set loss to Texas A&M on Friday and 10 in the Tigers' sweep of Georgia on Sunday. The 10 blocks for Little are a three-set best for any SEC player this season, and Little owns the SEC's top four single-match blocking totals this season. She also leads the league in blocks per set during SEC play (2.00) and in all matches (1.49).