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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 & English||Boston College|
|Leah Perri||Fr.||Health Science||Clemson|
|Ali McCurdy %||Sr.||Sociology||Duke|
|Jeme Obeime @||Jr.||Psychology||Duke|
|Chelsea Cook @||Sr.||Psychology||Duke|
|Maggie Deichmeister||Jr.||Evolutionary Anthropology||Duke|
|Nicole Walch||So.||Sport Management||Florida State|
|Katie Mosher||Jr.||Sport Management||Florida State|
|Sarah Burrington||Fr.||Exercise Science||Florida State|
|Sarah Wickstrom @||Jr.||Sport Management||Florida State|
|Kaleigh Colson #||Sr.||Business Admin||Georgia Tech|
|Courtney Felinski||Jr.||Science, Technology & Culture||Georgia Tech|
|Ashleigh Crutcher @||Jr.||Kinesiology||Maryland|
|Mary Cushman %||Sr.||Family Science||Maryland|
|Savanah Leaf @||Jr.||Psychology||Miami|
|Emani Sims #||Jr.||Advertising||Miami|
|Paige Neuenfeldt @||So.||Business||North Carolina|
|Kaitlyn Anderson #||Sr.||Exercise and Sports Science||North Carolina|
|Brie Merriwether #||Sr.||Biological Sciences||NC State|
|Maggie Brindock||Sr.||Film, Television & Theatre||Notre Dame|
|Sammie Brown||Sr.||Management Consulting||Notre Dame|
|Jenna Potts||So.||College of General Studies||Pitt|
|Jenna Jacobson||So.||Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences||Pitt|
|Nicolette Seratorre||Jr.||Chemical Engineering||Syracuse|
|Kathryn Caine||Jr.||Marketing||Virginia Tech|
|Lindsey Owens||Fr.||General Biosciences||Virginia Tech|
|Jordan Fish||Jr.||Human Development||Virginia Tech|
|Matalee Reed||So.||Undeclared||Wake Forest|
|@ - Two-time honoree |
# - Three-time honoree
% - Four-time honoree