Clair Named SEC Freshman of the Week

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Nakeyta Clair was named SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday for the second time this season.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Nakeyta Clair was named SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday for the second time this season.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Nov. 19, 2012

OXFORD, Miss. – Following back-to-back matches Friday and Sunday in which she led her team in kills and blocks, Ole Miss freshman middle blocker Nakeyta Clair has been recognized by the Southeastern Conference office as the SEC’s Freshman of the Week, the league announced Monday.

Clair tallied a team-high 11 kills and a team-high six total blocks Friday night at Mississippi State en route to helping lead the Rebels to a 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-14) victory over their intrastate rivals, and secure a season sweep of the Bulldogs for the second time in the last three years. Clair’s 11 kills came on just 18 attempts and featured zero errors for an attacking percentage of .611.

Clair’s high level of play didn’t stop there, as the Country Club Hills, Ill., native had a season-high tying 14 kills and a season-high seven block assists Sunday afternoon at Arkansas.

In conference matches, Clair holds the second highest hitting percentage in the league at .369, and the third highest blocking averaging at 1.14 blocks per set.

The honor is Clair’s second this season. She was also named SEC Freshman of the Week after her performances in a pair of Rebel victories over Missouri and South Carolina on Oct. 19 and Oct. 21, respectively.

Ole Miss closes out its season Wednesday and Friday with home matches against Alabama and Texas A&M. The Rebels will celebrate senior night Wednesday against the Crimson Tide at 7 p.m. CT. The match will be aired live by Cox Sports TV, and will be aired on a tape-delayed basis Thursday at 6 a.m. CT by Comcast. Friday’s match against the Aggies will begin at 7 p.m. CT.

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