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Georgia Tech's Talisa Kellogg Shatters ACC Record In Rookie Campaign

Oct. 26, 2005

Georgia Tech freshman Talisa Kellogg (Westerville, Ohio) is quickly making a name for herself in her first season as a member of the Yellow Jacket volleyball team.

In Tech’s 3-2 win over Virginia on Oct. 22, the outside hitter recorded a career-best 35 kills, which set a new Atlantic Coast Conference record for kills in a match since the inception of rally scoring during the 2001 season.

In addition, her 35 kills were the most by a Yellow Jacket since Maja Pachale posted a school-record 38 kills against NC State in 1999.

A candidate for ACC Rookie of the Year, Kellogg’s 39 kills were the most recorded in Division I play last week and stands as the fourth highest kill total in Division I history this season, four behind Fighting Illini Rachel VanMeter’s record of 39 against Illinois State on Aug. 26.

In 20 matches this season, the outside hitter is averaging 3.75 kills per game and in ACC matches only, she is averaging 3.98 kills per game. In Tech’s last four matches, Kellogg’s numbers are even better, averaging 5.24 kills per game.

The Georgia Tech volleyball team stands at 13-7, 9-2 in ACC play and returns to action Friday when they travel to take on Duke at 7 p.m., before facing Wake Forest in Winston-Salem Saturday at 6 p.m.

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