September 26, 2016 - by
Horton Recognized by ACC

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Florida State’s senior outside hitter Katie Horton joined teammate Milica Kubura as the second Seminole in as many weeks to receive the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week award, the league announced on Monday. Horton was bestowed her second career ACC Player of the Week honor, the first since Sept. 22, 2014, after recording 28 digs (4.00 digs/set), 23 kills (3.29 kills per set), four blocks (two solo) and a .333 attack percentage in Florida State’s weekend victories over league foes Miami and Louisville.

The Westland, Mich., native led Florida State to a sweep of the rival Hurricanes with a 13-kill, 11-dig outing that resulted in a .591 attack percentage. Horton anchored an FSU offense that tallied 44 kills and limited itself to seven errors en route to a .457 attack percentage. It marked the Seminoles’ sixth-best attack percentage in a three-set match against an ACC opponent since the rally scoring era began in 2001.
Two days later Horton was integral in helping the 15th-ranked Seminoles (8-2) avenge a 2015 home setback to Louisville when she recorded her second double-double of the weekend (17 digs, 10 kills) and 15th of her career in the four-set victory. She was active on both the back row, which tallied 62 digs, and front row, contributing four blocks (two solo), as Florida State limited the Cardinals’ offense to a .159 attack percentage.
“I am very proud of Katie because she is working hard in full rotation for us to win the ACC,” said head coach Chris Poole. “We have to have her step up on a nightly basis in order to be successful. Katie has been a great full rotation player for three years and I know she is hungry to finish strong.”
Horton and her Seminole teammates continue ACC play this weekend when they welcome Syracuse (Sept. 30) and Boston College (Oct. 1) to Tully Gym.
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