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Neuenfeldt named to first team, George and Van Gunst named to second team
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – North Carolina middle hitter Paige Neuenfeldt, Louisville setter Katie George and Georgia Tech outside hitter Teegan Van Gunst were named Academic All-Americans, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Neuenfeldt earned first-team honors, while George and Van Gunst were named to the second team. This was the first CoSIDA Academic All-America honor for all three student-athletes.
Neuenfeldt is the first Carolina volleyball player in program history to be named Academic All-America. Carrying a cumulative GPA of 3.79 in the Kenan-Flagler Business School, she is a member of the Carolina Honors program and has made the Dean’s list every semester. Neuenfeldt became the first Tar Heel in program history to earn AVCA All-Region honors four years in a row after being honored in 2015.
George is the first Louisville volleyball player since 1991 and second all-time to be named Academic All-America. Named the 2015 ACC Volleyball Player and Setter of the Year, she carries a 3.87 GPA in Communication and was one of four Louisville student-athletes to receive the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award as a 2015 ACC Postgraduate Scholarship recipient.
Van Gunst is the fourth Georgia Tech volleyball player in program history to earn Academic All-America honors. A native of Fayetteville, Georgia, Van Gunst maintains a 3.97 GPA in mechanical engineering, and was named to the 2014 All-ACC Academic Team and twice to the ACC Honor Roll. She was named to the 2015 All-ACC first team after leading the league in kills (471) and kills per set (3.92) at the end of the regular season.