Florida Gators volleyball places three on All-SEC team

Special report on the Florida Gators volleyball team:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida placed three student-athletes on this year’s Southeastern Conference Team, as announced by the league on Sunday.


Thayer Hall, Paige Hammons and Rachael Kramer each earned a spot on the All-SEC Team. Kramer was also named SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.


This is Kramer’s fourth SEC honor – she was named to the All-Freshman Team in 2016 and earned All-SEC accolades in each of the last two seasons.


Kramer – a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection – was named SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year for her 4.00 GPA in graduate school. She is currently earning her Master’s in International Business after having completed her Bachelor’s degree in marketing in just three years.


Last season, Hammons was named to the All-SEC team for the first time in her career, while Hall earned a spot on the 2018 All-Freshman team.


A breakdown of each honoree’s accolades are below:


Thayer Hall:

  • Second consecutive year being honored by the SEC
  • Currently sits fifth in the league in points per set (4.42), sixth in kills per set (3.76) and fifth in service aces per set (0.31)
  • Ranks first on the team in kills (399), second on the team in digs (263) and service aces (33) and fourth on the team in blocks (55)
  • Has notched double-figure kills in 26 of the 29 matches this season
  • Has recorded 12 double-doubles on the year
  • Registered a career-high 25 kills against Dayton
  • Two-time SEC Offensive Player of the Week (9/3, 10/28)
  • 2018 AVCA and VolleyballMag.com All-American and 2018 AVCA All-Region selection
  • 2018 SEC All-Freshman selection

Paige Hammons:

  • Second consecutive All-SEC selection
  • Currently sits fourth in the league in service aces per set, averaging 0.37
  • During conference play alone, she has notched 0.38 service aces per set, good for third in the league
  • Has recorded nine double-figure kill matches, seven of them coming against SEC opponents
  • Notched five double-doubles this season
  • Registered a career-high four services aces on three occasions this season
  • Sits first on the squad in service aces with 39
  • Sits third on the team in kills with 241 and ranks fourth in digs (222)
  • 2018 All-SEC Selection

Rachael Kramer:

  • Has been honored by the SEC in each of her four years as a Gator
  • Currently ranks in the Top-10 in program history in three categories:
    • Hitting percentage: 5th – .406
    • Blocks – 5th – 458
    • Block assists – 4th – 409
  • Ranks 19th in the nation and second in the SEC in hitting percentage (.397)
  • Second on the team in blocks (88)
  • Posted double-figure kills in 10 matches this season
  • Recorded at least a .400 hitting percentage in 15 matches this season
  • Two-time AVCA All-American and VolleyballMag.com All-American
  • Four-time All-SEC honoree – Joins a group of just 10 other Gators to have earned four SEC honors during their tenure (includes All-Freshman honors)
  • Two-time SEC Defensive Player of the Week in 2019 (9/3, 11/4)

Player of the Year: Leah Edmond, Kentucky
Libero of the Year:
Gabby Curry, Kentucky
Freshman of the Year:
Kacie Evans, Georgia
Scholar-Athlete of the Year:
Rachael Kramer, Florida
Coach of the Year:
Lauren “Bird” Kuhn, Texas A&M

Thayer Hall, Florida
Paige Hammons, Florida
Rachael Kramer, Florida
Meghan Donovan, Georgia
Gabby Curry, Kentucky
Leah Edmond, Kentucky
Madison Lilley, Kentucky
Alli Stumler, Kentucky
Taylor Bannister, LSU
Kylie Deburg, Missouri
Andrea Fuentes, Missouri
Tyanna Omazic, Missouri
Mikayla Robinson, South Carolina
Mikayla Shields, South Carolina
Tessa Grubbs, Tennessee
Camille Connor, Texas A&M
Hollann Hans, Texas A&M

Alyiah Wells, Alabama
Jillian Gillen, Arkansas
Kacie Evans, Georgia
Samarah Hill, LSU
Karli Rose, LSU
Lauren Davis, Texas A&M
Treyaunna Rush, Texas A&M

Andrew Spivey
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