Nov. 25, 2013
COLUMBIA, Mo. - For the second consecutive week, Mizzou volleyball senior and two-time All-American Lisa Henning (Blue Springs, Mo.) has been named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week. Henning helped fourth-ranked Mizzou to a pair of wins as the Tigers wrapped up the school's first-ever SEC Championship and the school's first-ever conference volleyball title with wins over Mississippi State and at No. 16 Kentucky last weekend. She averaged 5.25 points per set and hit .453 on the weekend.
"This is great, but I am happier about what we accomplished as a team last weekend," Henning said. "We got to lift a trophy in front of our fans - 8,000 of our fans - and we swept a really good Kentucky team on the road. This team just keeps doing things that have never happened before at Mizzou and all of the weekly awards that we have gotten this year are a reflection of that. We have one more regular season match and we want to complete the unbeaten regular season."
Henning was sensational in a pair of wins last weekend, but particularly in Mizzou's 3-0 sweep at No. 16 Kentucky which was the Tigers' second road sweep of a ranked team this season. In that win, Henning notched a match-high 17 kills on .556 hitting with six digs and a block. The two-time All-American also added 11 kills on .346 hitting in Mizzou's 3-0 sweep of Mississippi State that helped the team secure its first-ever SEC Championship.
Henning and classmate Molly Kreklow (Delano, Minn.) will be honored at the Hearnes Center during Senior Night Wednesday as the Tigers look to wrap up an unbeaten regular season for the first time in program history against Arkansas at 6:30 p.m. For all the latest on Mizzou volleyball, stay tuned to MUTigers.com and follow the team on twitter @MizzouVB.