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Volleyball’s Ratliff Named SEC Player of the Week

Volleyball’s Ratliff Named SEC Player of the Week

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Courtesy Media Relations) After a stellar performance at the Holiday Inn-University Plaza Invitational this past weekend at Western Kentucky, sophomore middle blocker Sasha Ratliff has picked up SEC weekly honors, earning SEC Player and Offensive Player of the Week accolades.

Ratliff racked up 36 kills, averaging 3.00 per set, in the Rebel’s three matches in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Against No. 15 Western Kentucky, Ratliff led Ole Miss to its first win over a top-15 opponent since 2018. In the match against the Hilltoppers, Ratliff recorded a career-high 15 kills and a career-high nine blocks. The Atlanta native hit at a .550 clip on the weekend and leads the Rebels this season hitting at .483.

The honor for Ratliff marks the first time since 2016 that a Rebel has been named the SEC Player of the Week, after Kate Gibson earned the honor after week one in 2016.

The Rebels will be back in action this weekend at the Indiana Invitational September 16-17 in Bloomington. Ole Miss will face Chicago State Thursday at 4 p.m. CT, followed by two matches Friday taking on Alabama A&M at 11 a.m. and the host Hoosiers at 6 p.m. The match against IU streaming on Big Ten Network + ($).

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship--and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn, a member of the FWAA, USBWA and the NCBWA, has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.

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