Liz Reich selected SEC Offensive Player of the Week

BIRMINGHAM – Turning in her best performance in league action to date, opposite hitter Liz Reich was selected as Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

The recognition is the first for Reich this season. Her recognition marks the first time in program history Auburn has had multiple student-athletes named SEC Offensive Player of the Week as junior Rebekah Rath has won the award twice earlier this season as Auburn has now won the award a program-record three times in 2021.

Reich helped Auburn to its fourth straight victory in Athens, Ga., as Auburn swept the Bulldogs to open its two-match series at Georgia. The win was Auburn’s third straight sweep in Athens.

The Colorado Springs, Colo., native totaled 11 kills on 27 attempts. Committing just three errors in the match, Reich recorded a .296 hitting percentage. She added six blocks to tie her season high.

In the series finale, Reich powered the offense with 12 kills on 22 attempts, attacking at a blistering .409 clip. She set a season high for kills in a conference match with her performance. Defensively, she recorded one dig and a pair of blocks.

Reich led the Tiger offense with 23 total kills over the two-match series, while attacking at a .347 clip. The graduate student averaged 3.83 kills per set and 4.50 points per set to pace the Tigers.

The Tigers return to Auburn Arena on Friday to host LSU for a single match. First serve on the SEC Network+ is set for 6 p.m. CT.

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