@ACCVolleyball: Duke’s Emily Sklar Named AVCA All-American


Eleven additional ACC student-athletes garner honorable mention

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Duke sophomore outside hitter Emily Sklar has earned third-team All-America honors as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

Sklar, who was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, guided Duke (28-5, 18-2 ACC) to the 2013 conference crown, totaling 405 kills, 222 digs, 24 service aces and 43 blocks. The only sophomore in Duke history to garner conference player of the year recognition, Sklar knocked down 3.89 kills per set to rank second in the ACC.

In addition to Sklar, eleven other conference student-athletes received honorable mention, including three additional Blue Devils. Also placing student-athletes on the honorable mention list were Florida State (3), North Carolina (2), Virginia Tech (2) and Notre Dame (1).

ACC on 2013 AVCA Division I Third-Team All-America

Emily Sklar                      Duke                          OH          So.

ACC on 2013 AVCA Division I Honorable Mention All-America

Jovana Bjelica                  North Carolina         OH          Sr.

Kathryn Caine                  Virginia Tech           RS           Jr.

Maggie Deichmeister     Duke                          S              Jr.

Victoria Hamsher            Virginia Tech           MB          Sr.

Jeni Houser                       Notre Dame              MB          Jr.

Ali McCurdy                     Duke                          L              Sr.

Ashley Neff                       Florida State             MB          Sr.

Paige Neuenfeldt             North Carolina         MB          So.

Jeme Obeime                    Duke                          OH          Jr.

Elise Walch                      Florida State             RS           Sr.

Nicole Walch                   Florida State             OH          So.