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Seniors Cora Harms and Tia Gaffen, and freshman Paige Neuenfeldt were named to the 2012  All-ACC Academic Team.
Seniors Cora Harms and Tia Gaffen, and freshman Paige Neuenfeldt were named to the 2012 All-ACC Academic Team.
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Three Tar Heels Named All-ACC Academic
Release: 02/28/2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. - UNC volleyball seniors Tia Gaffen and Cora Harms, and freshman Paige Neuenfeldt were named to the 2012 All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team, the conference announced Thursday. 

Gaffen and Harms are each receiving their second nod, while Neuenfeldt is receiving her first honor. Neuenfeldt was also named to the 2012 All-ACC Freshman Team.


Miami senior setter Nrithya Sundararaman has been named the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and headlines the 2012 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Volleyball team.

A neurobiology major, Sundararaman is the seventh Miami student-athlete across all sports to earn ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors and is the second straight Hurricane in volleyball. The Naperville, Ill., native graduated a semester early with Magna Cum Laude honors and was named to the Capital One Academic All-American Second Team.

On the court, Sundararaman led the league in assists with 10.72 per set and finished her career third in program history with 2,358. She earned honorable mention AVCA All-America, All-ACC, and AVCA All-Region honors.

Eleven schools are represented on this year's All-ACC Academic Team, led by Duke, Georgia Tech, Maryland, and Miami with four apiece. Clemson and North Carolina had three student-athletes recognized. Boston College, Florida State, NC State, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest all had two players honored.

In addition to Sundararaman, All-ACC Academic team members who also earned All-ACC honors this past season include Clemson's Sandra Adeleye, Duke's Ali McCurdy and Christina Gray, Maryland's Ashleigh Crutcher, Miami's Alex Johnson and Taylor Hollins, NC State's Megan Cyr, and Virginia Tech's Cara Baarendse. Boston College's Katty Workman and North Carolina's Paige Neuenfeldt were named to the ACC All-Freshmen Team. 

Clemson's Natalie Patzin, Duke's Gray, Virginia Tech's Baarendse, and Wake Forest's Beck were named to the league's academic honor team for the fourth time in their careers.

The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.

To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.

2012 All-ACC Academic Team:

Krystle Higgins

Boston College

Sr.

Finance

Katty Workman

Boston College

Fr.

Biology

Sandra Adeleye @

Clemson

Sr.

English/Psychology

Natalie Patzin %

Clemson

Sr.

Bio-Engineering

Alexa Rand #

Clemson

Sr.

Special Education

Chelsea Cook

Duke

Jr.

Psychology

Christiana Gray %

Duke

Sr.

Psychology

Ali McCurdy #

Duke

Jr.

Sociology

Ehijeme Obeime

Duke

Fr.

Undecided

Olivera Medic

Florida State

Jr.

Psychology

Sarah Wickstrom

Florida State

So.

Sport Management

Susan Carlson @

Georgia Tech

Sr.

Business Administration

Kaleigh Colson @

Georgia Tech

Jr.

Business Administration

Anne Czarnecki

Georgia Tech

Sr.

Business Administration

Nicole Meyer @

Georgia Tech

Sr.

Business Administration

Ashleigh Crutcher

Maryland

So.

Kinesiology

Mary Cushman #

Maryland

Jr.

Family Science

Adreene Elliott

Maryland

So.

Economics

Emily Fraik

Maryland

Fr.

Chemical Engineering

Taylor Hollins

Miami

Jr.

Public Relations

Alexandria Johnson #

Miami

Jr.

Accounting

Savannah Leaf

Miami

So.

Psychology

Nrithya Sundararaman

Miami

Sr.

Neurobiology

Megan Cyr #

NC State

Sr.

Communications

Brieanna Merriwether @

NC State

Jr.

Biological Sciences

Tia Gaffen @

North Carolina

Sr.

Communication Studies

Cora Harms @

North Carolina

Sr.

History

Paige Neuenfeldt

North Carolina

Fr.

Undecided

Cara Baarendse %

Virginia Tech

Sr.

Human Development

Jennifer Wiker #

Virginia Tech

Sr.

Business Administration

Andrea Beck %

Wake Forest

Sr.

Biology

Danae Rosendall @

Wake Forest

So.

Undeclared

 

@ Two-time Honoree
# Three-time Honoree
% Four-time Honoree
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