Chase earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week recognition, while Kerr was tabbed SEC Co-SEC Freshman of the Week. As a team, UT’s had six different players win a combined 22 SEC weekly honors this season.
Chase, a graduate student middle blocker from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, was effective on both offense and defense last week. She totaled 17 kills on .520 hitting and 12 blocks in just six sets. Compared to the rest of the SEC, she ranked tied for first in blocks per set and was third in hitting percentage.
Chase kicked off the week with a team-high 12 kills on a blazing .733 hitting percentage to go along with five blocks and one dig. She followed that up by notching a match-high seven blocks, including two solo, and five kills against the Aggies.
Kerr, a redshirt-freshman setter from Champaign, Ill., averaged 11.67 assists per set—which ranked second among SEC setters—and guided the Lady Vol offense to an SEC-leading 15.5 kills per set and .355 hitting for the weekend. In six sets, she totaled 70 assists, 11 digs, four kills, two aces and two blocks.
Kerr opened the week with 36 assists, helping UT hit .391 as a team, and six digs. She followed that up by notching 34 assists, five digs, three kills, one ace and one block against the Aggies.
For the season, Kerr has now received 11 total conference awards this season. She’s earned SEC Freshman of the Week seven times—the most ever by a Lady Vol—and has twice been named SEC Player of the Week and SEC Setter of the Week. She ranks fourth nationally and second in the conference in assists per set for the year with 11.52.