Kentucky Volleyball middle blocker and current University of Kentucky MBA student, Leah Meyer, was named as the Southeastern Conference's Defensive Player of the Week. Leah joined the UK MBA in 2019 after graduating with her BS degree, along with playing volleyball, from Duke University. Leah brings amazing academic and athletic talent to the University of Kentucky and the Gatton College of Business and Economics.
In No. 15 Kentucky's wins over South Carolina and No. 12 Florida, Meyer averaged 1.62 blocks per set at the net and had one of her best offensive weekends as well, with 1.88 kills per set. The Defensive Player of the Week award is Meyer's first by the SEC office since joining UK. Meyer had four kills and 3.5 blocks on Friday night against the Gamecocks in a 3-0 sweep inside of Memorial. In the Wildcats' five-set win over Florida, the Buffalo, New York native had five kills and 4.0 blocks with six block assists and a solo block.
Meyer, a middle blocker from Lancaster, New York, is a 2018 AVCA All-America honorable mention honoree, a two-time All-ACC First-Team selection and a member of the 2015 All-ACC Freshman Team. As a senior in 2018 at Duke University, Meyer ranked third in the ACC in hitting percentage (.376) and in blocks (1.44). The blocking total was good for 14th in the country, while her hitting percentage rated 30th.