BERGMANN WINNS SECOND ACC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Julia Bergmann, a senior outside hitter, was voted ACC Player of the Week for the second time this week after helping No. 5 Georgia Tech volleyball (5-0) to three consecutive victory at the GT Invitational.
Bergmann has won both of the ACC's weekly accolades as the league's best player this season, after being recognized four times last season. She became the first ACC student-athlete since 2015 to be named ACC Player of the Week four times in a season last year. Bergmann now has seven ACC Player of the Week trophies and nine Atlantic Coast Conference weekly honors after being named ACC Freshman of the Week twice in her debut season on The Flats.
The decorated Jacket led Tech to its second consecutive unbeaten weekend to begin the season, earning MVP honors at the GT Invitational with 47 kills on a.392 %, 23 digs, nine blocks (one solo, eight assists), and five aces. With those figures, she presently tops the national rankings in points per set (6.32) and kills per set (2.0). (5.41).
In the win over Dayton, the dangerous outside hitter started Tech's successful weekend with 16 kills and a.448 hitting %, as well as seven digs, two blocks, and a pair of aces. After three sets this year, the 16 kills rank third on the ACC.
Bergmann then had her second 20-kill game and double-double of the season, leading Tech to a 3-1 victory over Arizona State with 23 kills on a.400 hitting %, 10 digs, two aces, and a block. Her 23 kills were the third highest in an ACC match this season, trailing only her own season-opening total of 33 against Ole Miss, which still leads the league.
Bergmann finished the weekend with the greatest performance of the day in the victory against FIU, with eight kills, six digs, and six blocks. Throughout the tournament, the decorated Jacket led Tech in kills and hitting %.
The Jackets collect their second weekly ACC award of the season after winning 12 in a row last season, the most in team history. Georgia Tech had at least one weekly ACC award winner in eight of the 14 weeks the conference gave out awards last season.
In the second consecutive home tournament for the Yellow Jackets, the Georgia Tech Classic, O'Keefe Gymnasium will play host to two top-10 opponents: No. 10 BYU (5-1) on Thursday at 7 p.m. and No. 8 Ohio State (1-3) on Sunday at 1 p.m.
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