Beck and Sundararaman Named Capital One Academic All-Americans

Dec. 13, 2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – Wake Forest senior Andrea Beck and Miami senior Nrithya Sundararaman have been named Capital One Academic All-Americans, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Beck and Sundararaman are the first student-athletes from their respective programs to earn the honor.

A biology major with a 3.96 G.P.A., Beck earned All-ACC honors as a sophomore and junior at Wake Forest. A four-year starter at middle blocker, she led Wake Forest by averaging 3.41 kills per set with a .295 hitting percentage. She also averaged 0.85 blocks per set. A native of Winston-Salem, she finished her career with 1,236 kills, sixth on the Demon Deacons’ career list. Her 349 career blocks also place her sixth. She is a three-time ACC Honor Roll selection and was a Senior CLASS award nominee in 2012.

A neurobiology major with a 3.90 G.P.A., Sundararaman finished her career ranked third in program history with 2,358 assists. The native of Naperville, Ill., led the conference with 10.72 assists this season and garnered honorable mention AVCA All-America accolades. A member of the All-ACC squad, Sundararaman plans to attend medical school after graduation.  

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a 4.00 scale, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 16,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

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