Mann becomes career hitting percentage leader


Published: Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 11:53 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 11:53 p.m.

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — Senior middle blocker Chloe Mann had a night for the history books, as she took over Florida’s career hitting percentage record in Saturday’s 3-0 (25-10, 25-15, 25-10) sweep of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The reigning SEC Player of the Year and a 2012 AVCA First Team All-American hit an errorless .583 against Milwaukee with seven kills on the night.

Mann set the record with her first swing of the night, having to register at least 1,200 attempts for her career to be eligible for the all-time list. The old record was held for 13 years by Heather Wright (1997-2000), who hit .424 during her years with the Gators.

Quick hits

*Sophomore outside hitter Gabby Mallette turned in 15 points, tying her career high, with 12 kills and five blocks.

*Redshirt sophomore outside hitter Noami Santos-Lamb tallied a career-high 10 kills against the Panthers, racking up 11 points on the night.

*Junior libero Taylor Unroe scooped 13 digs against Milwaukee, her 22nd straight match with double-digit digs. The tally dates back to her 20-dig match against Tennessee on Nov. 4, 2012.

*Senior setter Taylor Brauneis led the Gators to their eighth match of the season above .300, dishing out 32 assists and leading Florida to a .396 hitting percentage. In the first stanza, Florida hit .560 with just two errors.

*Florida is undefeated (11-0) when capturing the first set in 2013.

*Saturday night was Florida’s eighth sweep of 2013.

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