2013 All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team Announced


Duke’s Ali McCurdy Named Scholar-Athlete of the Year

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Duke senior libero Ali McCurdy has been named the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and headlines the 2013 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Volleyball team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.

A sociology major from Tampa, Fla., McCurdy was also named a CoSIDA Capital One Third Team All-American and CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District III. On the court, McCurdy captained her team to the 2013 ACC Championship and was tabbed as the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year for the third consecutive season – a total unmatched in league history. In addition, McCurdy was named an AVCA Honorable Mention All-America, AVCA All-East Coast Region and First Team All-ACC. McCurdy finished her career as the ACC’s leader in career digs with 2,538.

Each of the ACC’s 15 schools is represented on this year’s All-ACC Academic Team, led by Duke with six honorees. Florida State has four student-athletes recognized, while Pitt and Virginia Tech both have three representatives. Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Syracuse all have two members. Closing out the team are Boston College, Clemson, NC State, Virginia and Wake Forest with one student-athlete apiece.

In addition to McCurdy, All-ACC Academic team members who also earned All-ACC honors this past season include Duke’s Emiy Sklar, Jeme Obeime, Chelsea Cook and Maggie Deichmeister, Florida State’s Nicole Walch and Katie Mosher, Maryland’s Ashleigh Crutcher, Miami’s Savanah Leaf and Emani Sims, North Carolina’s Paige Neuenfeldt and Virginia Tech’s Kathryn Caine.

Duke’s McCurdy and Maryland’s Cushman were named to the All-ACC Academic Team for the fourth time in their careers.

The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.

To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.


2013 All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team
2013 ACC Volleyball Scholar Athlete of the Year: Ali McCurdy, Duke
Katherine Workman @So.CSOM & EnglishBoston College
Leah PerriFr.Health ScienceClemson
Emily SklarSo.UndecidedDuke
Ali McCurdy %Sr.SociologyDuke
Jeme Obeime @Jr.PsychologyDuke
Chelsea Cook @Sr.PsychologyDuke
Maggie DeichmeisterJr.Evolutionary AnthropologyDuke
Jordan TuckerFr.UndecidedDuke
Nicole WalchSo.Sport ManagementFlorida State
Katie MosherJr.Sport ManagementFlorida State
Sarah BurringtonFr.Exercise ScienceFlorida State
Sarah Wickstrom @Jr.Sport ManagementFlorida State
Kaleigh Colson #Sr.Business AdminGeorgia Tech
Courtney FelinskiJr.Science, Technology & CultureGeorgia Tech
Ashleigh Crutcher @Jr.KinesiologyMaryland
Mary Cushman %Sr.Family ScienceMaryland
Savanah Leaf @Jr.PsychologyMiami
Emani Sims #Jr.AdvertisingMiami
Paige Neuenfeldt @So.BusinessNorth Carolina
Kaitlyn Anderson #Sr.Exercise and Sports ScienceNorth Carolina
Brie Merriwether #Sr.Biological SciencesNC State
Maggie BrindockSr.Film, Television & TheatreNotre Dame
Sammie BrownSr.Management ConsultingNotre Dame
Lindsey ZitzkeJr.MarketingPitt
Jenna PottsSo.College of General StudiesPitt
Jenna JacobsonSo.Dietrich School of Arts & SciencesPitt
Lindsay McCabeJr.BiologySyracuse
Nicolette SeratorreJr.Chemical EngineeringSyracuse
Haley KoleFr.UndeclaredVirginia
Kathryn CaineJr.MarketingVirginia Tech
Lindsey OwensFr.General BiosciencesVirginia Tech
Jordan FishJr.Human DevelopmentVirginia Tech
Matalee ReedSo.UndeclaredWake Forest
@ - Two-time honoree
# - Three-time honoree
% - Four-time honoree