Four ACC Volleyball Student-Athletes Named Academic All-District

Nov. 8, 2012

Four players from the Atlantic Coast Conference are include on the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District ® Volleyball Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, which was today. The teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.

The Academic All-District ® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the second year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2012-13 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.

First-team Academic All-District ® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
Andrea Beck WAKE FOREST Sr. Winston-Salem, N.C. 3.96 Biology
Ali McCurdy DUKE Jr. Tampa, Fla. 3.46 Sociology
Brieanna Merriwether NORTH CAROLINA STATE Jr. Orlando, Fla. 3.95 Biological sciences
Nrithya Sundararaman MIAMI (FL) Sr. Naperville, Ill. 3.90 Neurobiology