The SEC champion Tennessee volleyball team was well-represented Monday when the conference announced its 2011 postseason honors.
Sophomore Kelsey Robinson was named SEC Player of the Year, setter Mary Pollmiller garnered SEC Freshman of the Year honors and coach Rob Patrick took home SEC Coach of the Year.
Robinson is the first in program history to pick up SEC Player of the Year honors. She started all 30 matches, finished first in the league in kills per set (4.57) and points per set (5.19), and was second with 0.37 aces per set in SEC play. Her points-per-set average of 5.17 ranks 10th in the nation. She was also named to the All-SEC first team. Monday she was named SEC Player of the Week for the fifth time this season.
DeeDee Harrison, the SEC leader in blocks per set, and Leslie Cikra, who tallied double-digit kills in 12 matches this season, were also named to the SEC's first team, as the Lady Vols tied Kentucky for the most representation on the all-star team.
Pollmiller, who was named SEC Freshman of the Week for the fifth time Monday, ranked as the top setter in the conference. Her 12.35 assists per SEC match was tops in the conference and her 12.05 average for the entire season ranked sixth in the nation. She was also named to the SEC's second team, accounted for 89 percent of UT's assists this season.
Freshman Tiffany Baker, who ranked second on the Lady Vols in solo blocks, joined Pollmiller on both the All-Freshman and the All-SEC second team.
Patrick, in his 15th season with the Lady Vols, commanded the team to a 27-3 record (19-1 in the SEC). It's the third time he's been named SEC Coach of the Year.