Hood Named SEC Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week
BATON ROUGE — LSU middle blocker Regan Hood was named the Southeastern Conference Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Tigers in digs per game last week.
The junior from Carrollton, Texas, led the team with 3.29 digs per game as LSU went 1-1 on the week. On Friday, the Tigers lost a hard fought match to the second-ranked Hawai’i Rainbow Wahine, which had only lost one match this season, but bounced back to take a significant win over Tennessee on Sunday.
Against the Rainbow Wahine, Hood led LSU with eight digs, while also recording a team-best nine kills. In the following match against Tennessee, she was second on the team with 15 digs, one shy of the team best and four off her career high. She was also second on the team with three blocks.
For the season, she leads the team in block solos with 25, total blocks with 85 and kills per game at 4.38. She is also second on the team in blocks per game at 0.98 and is third in digs at 200, just nine off the pace, and third in digs per game at 2.12.
This is the first SEC Defensive Player of the Week honor for LSU since the award was instated this season. It is the first SEC honor since Jennifer Hampton was named the SEC Player of the Week on Nov. 5, 2002.