Clemens recorded double-digit kills six times in February (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Outside hitter Branden Clemens has been named the Off The Block/Springbak National Player of the Month, announced by the organization on Thursday. The monthly award is the first of Clemens' career.
The Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Player of the Month recognizes the best individual performances from NCAA Division I-II men's volleyball and gives fans from around the world the chance to determine who was the best player through online voting.
Clemens was a focal point of the Crimson attack during its eight February matches, as he posted double-digit kills and hit .300 or better six times. He was named the MVP of the Hall of Fame Morgan Classic, held February 20-21, after recording 32 kills in the two matches to go with 10 digs and nine blocks. He also hit .475 at the tournament.
The Carmel, Indiana, native has played a key role in helping Harvard to an 8-5 start that included three weeks in the AVCA Division I-II national rankings. Clemens earned a record 10,518 votes to win the award, besting Hawaii's Kolby Kanetake by 163 votes.
Harvard returns to the court on March 11 when it hosts Springfield College at the Malkin Athletic Center. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m., and can be seen live on the Ivy League Digital Network.