COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M junior setter Allie
Sawatzky (pronounced suh-WATT-ski) has been named the SEC Offensive Player of
the Week (Oct. 29-Nov. 4), the league office announced today.
The 6-2 attacking-minded setter not only averaged 13.14
assists per set, but the lefty also averaged 2.29 kills, 3.0 digs and 2.50
points per set and hit .324 to lead Texas A&M to a sweep against Alabama and
a crucial 3-1 victory over Arkansas, which kept the Aggies atop the SEC Western
Sawatzky, who hails from St. Andrews, Manitoba, Canada, had
46 assists in the sweep against Alabama, besting her previous three-set season
high by 10. She also added eight kills while hitting at a .538 clip to help the
Aggies outhit the Crimson Tide, .322 to .194.
Sawatzky directed a balanced attack against Arkansas as the
Aggies outhit the Razorbacks, .265 to .162 with four A&M players reaching
double figures in kills. Sawatzky dished out 46 assists in the victory, giving
her 3,108 for her career and moving her into sixth place in the A&M career
records. She also added eight kills and tied her career high with 15
digs against the Razorbacks to notch her ninth double-double of the season.
For the season, Sawatzky leads SEC setters with 1.89 kills
per set for the full season and 1.83 kills per set in SEC matches only. She is
seventh in the league with 10.16 assists overall and is third with a 10.72
average in conference matches only.
The first A&M player to earn SEC offensive player honors,
Sawatzky orchestrates a team offense that leads the SEC in both kills and
assists for both the full season and in conference matches only.
and the Aggies (19-5, 11-4 SEC) hit the road this weekend, playing at Auburn
Friday at 7 p.m. and then facing Georgia for the first time as SEC foes on
Sunday in Athens. The match against the Bulldogs begins at 1 p.m. (CT) and will
be televised by Comcast (CSS).