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McGee, Neuenfeldt Named AVCA All-America
Release: 12/12/2012

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Senior Emily McGee and freshman Paige Neuenfeldt were named All-America honorable mention selections by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) on Wednesday.

McGee and Neuenfeldt mark the 10th and 11th AVCA All-America selections in Carolina volleyball history, joining Laura Greene (3rd, 2002), Molly Pyles (HM, 2004), Dani Nyenhuis (HM, 2005), Brianna Eskola (HM, 2008), Kaylie Gibson (HM, 2010 and 2011), Chaniel Nelson (HM, 2011), and McGee (HM, 2011). 

McGee joins Gibson as the only two Tar Heels to receive two All-America nods in their Carolina careers. 

The duo were also All-ACC selections, as Neuenfeldt was also named the ACC Freshman of the Year. They helped lead the Tar Heels to their 14th NCAA appearence, beating Cal 3-1 in the first round before dropping a tough 3-2 match to host Iowa State in round two. 

McGee, an outside hitter from Naperville, Ill., finished the season with a team-leading 321 kills and 31 aces, recording a .267 attack in her final campaign. She also had the second-most digs with 369. McGee finished her career at Carolina with an impressive 1,325 kills for a .212 hitting percentage while tallying 1,248 digs, 149 aces and 117 blocks. Starting all 32 of Carolina's matches, McGee recorded 15 double-doubles throughout the season, with double-digit kills in 19 matches and double-digit digs in 22. 

In her rookie campaign, Neuenfeldt totaled 277 kills for a strong .330 attack while leading the team with 135 blocks on the season. The middle blocker from Birmingham, Mich., was named the ACC Freshman of the Week six times throughout the season. Neuenfeldt posted double-digit kills in 17 matches this season while grabbing five or more blocks in 12 different matches.


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