Florida State Senior Brianna Barry Named 2009 ACC Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Feb. 23, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Florida State senior middle blocker Brianna Barry was named the 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Player of the Year and headlines a list of 30 volleyball student-athletes selected to the 2009 ACC All-Academic Team, announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. To qualify for selection to the ACC All-Academic team, student-athletes must have earned a 3.0 grade-point average during the fall semester and have maintained a 3.0 GPA for their careers.

Barry, the 2009 ACC Volleyball Player of the Year and a second-team American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America, led the league with a .492 hitting percentage with 289 kills against only 42 errors in 502 total attacks last fall. Additionally, the Winter Springs, Fla., native was second on the team with 2.49 kills per set, 111 total blocks, and 0.96 blocks per set in leading the Seminoles, ranked 11th in the final AVCA Top-25 poll, to an "Elite 8" appearance in the 2009 NCAA Volleyball Championship, the furthest any league team has advanced since 1980.

Also highlighting the ACC All-Academic Volleyball Team is Duke senior outside hitter Rachael Moss. Moss is a four-time ACC All-Academic pick and led the Blue Devils and ranked fourth in the ACC with 3.36 kills per set. Additionally, the Cypress, Calif., native averaged 2.97 digs per set and racked up 32 service aces, as Duke made its fifth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Volleyball championship.

All 12 conference schools are represented on the 2009 ACC All-Academic Volleyball Team, led by Duke with six selections, followed by Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia with three picks apiece. Boston College, Florida State, Miami, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest each garnered two picks, while Clemson and NC State both had one honoree.

Name Yr. Pos. School Major
Kristen Baader Jr. DS Boston College Biology
Melanie Cimino Jr. MH Boston College Marketing
Natalie Patzin Fr. OH Clemson Biological Sciences
Kellie Catanach ^ So. S Duke Undeclared
Sophia Dunworth @ So. MB/OH Duke Undeclared
Christiana Gray % Fr. MB Duke Undeclared
Rachael Moss $^ Sr. OH Duke Political Science
Amanda Robertson So. MB Duke Undeclared
Claire Smalzer @ Jr. OH Duke Biological Anthropology
Brianna Barry $!*^ Sr. MB Florida State Sports Management
Stephanie Neville Jr. OH Florida State Marketing/Finance
Jordan McCullers Jr. DS Georgia Tech Management
Brittany Roderick Sr. MB/OH Georgia Tech Management
Asia Stawicka @ So. MB Georgia Tech Management
Brittney Grove @ Jr. OH Maryland Marketing/Communication
Samantha Rosario Fr. DS Maryland Criminology/Criminal Justice
Katie Usher Sr. MB Maryland Family Science
Lane Carico @^ So. OH Miami Exercise Physiology
Maria Andersson Sr. OH Miami Marketing
Heather Brooks # Sr. MH North Carolina Communication Studies
Branagan Fuller Jr. OH North Carolina Economics
Cora Harms Fr. S North Carolina Undeclared
Keri DeMar Sr. OH NC State Management
A.J. Cushman Jr. DS Virginia Kinesiology
Lauren Dickson # Sr. OH Virginia Commerce
Sydney Hill @ Jr. MB Virginia Kinesiology
Jill Gergen @ Sr. DS Virginia Tech Mathematics
Cara Baarendse % Fr. MB Virginia Tech Marketing
Andrea Beck Fr. MB/OH Wake Forest Undeclared
Kelsey Jones @ Jr. S Wake Forest Communications
! denotes 2009 ACC Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year
@ denotes two-time honoree
# denotes three-time honoree
$ denotes four-time honoree
* denotes 2009 ACC Volleyball Player of the Year
^ denotes 2009 All-ACC team member
% denotes All-ACC Freshman team member