Kebe Tabbed as Ivy League Rookie of the Week

Kebe Tabbed as Ivy League Rookie of the Week

Kebe earned her first Ivy League weekly award after turning in 22 kills at Columbia  (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's volleyball's Paige Kebe has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week after helping lift the Crimson to a 2-0 weekend with wins at Cornell and Columbia.

Kebe was solid Friday night at Cornell, totaling eight kills, five digs and two blocks as Harvard defeated the Big Red in straight sets. The freshman returned to the court Saturday at Columbia and put on a show, finishing with 22 kills, a .304 hitting percentage and seven digs as the Crimson took the 3-2 victory. Kebe contributed six kills and hit .625 in the fifth and deciding set, with her career-high 22 kills ranking as the third most by a member of the Crimson since 2008.

A native of Loveland, Ohio, Kebe averaged 3.75 kps, 1.50 dps and hit .281 over the course of the two matches.

This marks the first Ivy League honor of Kebe's career and the third for the Crimson this season. Caroline Walters was named both the AVCA National Player of the Week and Ivy League Player of the Week on Sept. 23, one week after Corinne Bain was tabbed as the conference's player of the week on Sept. 16.

With the pair of victories this weekend, Harvard now sits just one game outside of first place in the Ancient Eight standings with a 3-2 conference mark, 12-4 overall. The Crimson trails Princeton and Yale which boast identical 4-1 Ivy records, and will play host to the Tigers this weekend.