UK volleyball’s Emma Grome named SEC Freshman of the Week

Grome wins award for sixth week running

LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Athletics) – For the sixth week in a row, Emma Grome was named a Southeastern Conference award winner, this time being named the SEC Freshman of the Week, a day after being named the SEC Freshman of the Year by the league coaches.

Grome averaged 12.5 assists per set over the weekend in Kentucky’s sweeps over Florida, as she had 36 assists in UK’s win Friday night win and one more, 37, in the Saturday victory. Grome had 73 assists in total on the weekend, alongside an ace in both matches, with two coming Friday afternoon.

Grome now has recorded 30-plus assists in four-straight matches and in every match but one in SEC play this season. The freshman from Loveland, Ohio had eight digs in both matches to add to her defensive effort.

The Kentucky Volleyball team has earned the No. 7 seed in the 2021 NCAA Volleyball Championship. With its national seed, Kentucky will be hosting Illinois, West Virginia and Southeast Missouri State for the 2021 Lexington Sub-Regional beginning Friday night inside Memorial Coliseum.

Kentucky, the sub-regional’s top-seeded team, will play SEMO on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET. Illinois will play West Virginia in the preceding the UK match at 5 p.m. ET

Tickets for the 2021 Lexington Sub-Regional will go on sale to UK Volleyball season ticket holders at 9 a.m. ET on Monday for the opportunity to purchase all-session tickets. All-session passes will go on sale to the general public at 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday. Single-session tickets go on-sale Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. ET. All tickets can be purchased through the UK Athletics Ticket Office at UKathletics.com/tickets, or by visiting its Lexington Ave. location.

All-session tickets are $18 for adults in reserved seating, $15 for adult general admission and $8 for college students with student ID’s and senior citizens or youth (6-18). Single-session tickets will be sold for $12 in reserved seating, $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors or college-aged student with a valid student ID or youth (6-18).

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