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Redd-Brandon Named All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention For Second Straight Season

Senior middle blocker Erin Redd-Brandon received Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention recognition on Tuesday.

Senior middle blocker Erin Redd-Brandon received Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention recognition on Tuesday.

Dec. 3, 2013

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Utah senior middle blocker Erin Redd-Brandon earned Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention for the second straight season, the league office announced Tuesday. Libero Tess Sutton was awarded with Pac-12 All-Conference Freshman Team Honorable Mention recognition.

"I am so proud of Erin and Tess for being recognized among the elite players in one of the top conferences in the country," Utah head coach Beth Launiere said. "This season was so much about a team effort, but it is always nice to see individuals recognized as well."

Redd-Brandon was a Pac-12 Honorable Mention selection last season as well and finished 2013 second in the Pac-12 and 17th in the NCAA with 1.40 blocks per set, just .01 shy of Stanford's Carly Wopat for the league lead. She is hitting for a team-high .318 percentage this season to go with 2.33 kills per set and owns a .325 hitting percentage against league opponents.

Redd-Brandon four double-doubles this season and seven for her career to go with 10 double-digit-kill performances and four with 10 or more blocks.

Redd-Brandon received Utah's first-ever weekly award from the Pac-12 as she was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week. She earned the award twice this season.

The Spanish Fork, Utah native was first recognized on Sept. 2 after finishing the opening weekend of the season with a team-high 1.69 blocks per set, which included 22 block assists, to lead the Ute defense at the net on the way to a 3-0 record and a Utah Classic title.

Redd-Brandon earned her second Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week award on Oct. 28 after leading an impressive Utah block to help the Utes claim their first-ever Pac-12 weekend sweep with home victories over Arizona State and No. 25 Arizona. She averaged 2.00 blocks per set in the wins hit .327 on the weekend and averaged 2.67 kills and 0.56 service aces per set. On Oct. 24 against Arizona State, she posted 15 kills with a .323 hitting percentage and 10 blocks and then recorded eight blocks, served a career-high four aces, including back-to-back aces that keyed a critical Ute run late in the third set, and hit .333 with nine kills against No. 25 Arizona (10/27).

 

 

Sutton's Pac-12 All-Conference Freshman Team accolades came after she started the last 13 matches this season, averaging 3.58 digs per set during that stretch and has turned in 10 or more digs in nine of last 12 matches. She put together a five-match double-digit-dig streak from Oct. 24 through Nov. 7 and set a new season-high with 23 digs at Arizona State (11/17).

Utah finished the regular season 20-12 overall with a 9-11 mark in Pac-12 play and will face Yale in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Fri., Dec. 6 in University Park, Pa. First serve from Rec Hall is set for 5 p.m. ET with live stats provided by Gametracker.

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