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Miami’s Savanah Leaf Named Scholar-Athlete of the Year
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Miami senior outside hitter Savanah Leaf has been named the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and headlines the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Volleyball team.
A psychology major from San Anselmo, California, Leaf is a two-time ACC Honor Roll student-athlete and was also named a 2014 Capital One Academic All-American. On the court, Leaf was named to the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association All-America Second Team and was selected to the AVCA East Coast All-Region Team. Following a stellar senior season, she was named ACC Player of the Year and an All-ACC First Team member. Leaf finished her career ranking fifth in program history with 1,194 kills and ranks ninth in program history with 87 service aces.
Thirteen of the ACC’s schools are represented on this year’s All-ACC Academic Team, led by Duke with five honorees. Florida State and Virginia Tech have four student-athletes recognized, while Georgia Tech and Louisville have three representatives. Clemson, Miami and Wake Forest have two members, while Boston College, NC State, Pitt and Syracuse all have one student-athlete apiece.
In addition to Leaf, All-ACC Academic team members who also earned All-ACC honors this past season include Clemson’s Karis Watson, Duke’s Jeme Obeime, Kelsey Williams, Emily Sklar, Jordan Tucker and Sasha Karelov, Florida State’s Milica Kubura, Katie Mosher and Nicole Walch, Louisville’s Katie George, Janelle Jenkins and Maggie DeJong, Miami’s Emani Sims, North Carolina’s Paige Neuenfeldt, NC State’s Kaitlyn Kearney, Pitt’s Kate Yeazel, and Virginia Tech’s Kathryn Caine and Lindsey Owens.
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.
2014 ACC Volleyball Scholar Athlete of the Year
Savanah Leaf, Miami
2014 All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team
Katherine Workman #, Jr., Marketing and English, Boston College
Karis Watson Sr., Parks, Rec., & Tourism Management, Clemson
Leah Perri @, So., Health Science, Clemson
Jeme Obeime #, Sr., Psychology, Duke
Kelsey Williams Sr., Psychology, Duke
Emily Sklar @, Jr., Psychology, Duke
Jordan Tucker, @, So., Undecided, Duke
Sasha Karelov, So., Undecided, Duke
Milica Kubura, Fr., Actuarial Science, Florida State
Katie Mosher @, Sr., Sport Management, Florida State
Nicole Walch @, Jr., Sport Management, Florida State
Sarah Wickstrom #, Sr., Sport Management, Florida State
Annika Van Gunst, So., Business Administration, Georgia Tech
Teegan Van Gunst, So., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech
Annika Olsen, Fr., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech
Katie George, Jr., Communications, Louisville
Janelle Jenkins, Jr., Middle Secondary Education, Louisville
Maggie DeJong, Fr., Undecided, Louisville
Savanah Leaf #, Sr., Psychology, Miami
Emani Sims #, Gr., Public Relations, Miami
Paige Neuenfeldt # Jr., Business Administration, North Carolina
Abby Curry So., Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina
Kaitlyn Kearney, Fr., Undecided, NC State
Kate Yeazel, Sr., Communication & Rhetoric, Pitt
Lindsay McCabe @, Gr., Teaching & Curriculum, Syracuse
Kathryn Caine @, Sr., Marketing, Virginia Tech
Lindsey Owens @, So., Biology, Virginia Tech
Jordan Fish @, Sr., Human Development, Virginia Tech
Megan Beckwith, Sr., Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech
Matalee Reed @, Jr., Communication, Wake Forest
Ashlee Rusk, Sr., Education, Wake Forest
@ – Two-time honoree
# - Three-time honoree
% - Four-time honoree