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Bergmann Named AVCA Second Team All-American

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Georgia Tech volleyball’s senior outside hitter Julia Bergmann has been selected as an AVCA Second Team All-American, the AVCA announced on Wednesday.

Bergmann’s recognition marks her third consecutive all-American honor (2021: first team, 2020: honorable mention), tying the second most all-American awards by an individual on The Flats in program history. One of three former Yellow Jackets that own three or more all-American nods in a career, the fixture in Tech lore is the lone member of the esteemed group with a first-team recognition. Monique Mead holds the overall record with four all-American honors (2009-11: honorable mention, 2012: third team), while Lynette Moster matched Bergmann with three all-American selections (2002: second team, 2003-04: third team).

Bergmann concludes her decorated career with not only three all-American recognitions by the AVCA, but also four all-region honors in as many years, the most ever by a single Yellow Jacket. On top of being recognized in each of her years on The Flats, the vaunted outside hitter also owns the program’s only regional player of the year (2021) and freshman of the year (2019) awards.

Expanding her trophy case, Bergmann previously earned her sixth yearly ACC honor, picking up her third consecutive First Team All-ACC recognition on top of last season’s ACC Player of the Year crown as well as ACC Freshman of the Year and ACC All-Freshman awards during her first collegiate season.

The explosive attacker racked up a multitude of weekly awards throughout the season, including a GameChanger Division I National Player of the Week from the AVCA for the second time in her career on top of four ACC Player of the Week recognitions, matching her season total a year ago.

Bergmann has made waves in Tech’s record books as she finished sixth in program history in career kills (1,731), seventh all time in single-season kills (538) and is fifth on The Flats in career aces (164). Now one of five Yellow Jacket members of the 1,500 kill/1,000 dig club, the “Ger-zilian” also tied the program record in single-match kills with 38 in a reverse sweep of Florida State during the season and is the only Yellow Jacket with four matches of 30 or more kills in a career.

Bergmann led the ACC by a wide margin on the attack, ranking ninth in the NCAA in kills (538) and 12th in points (603.5) while placing fourth in the nation in both kills per set (5.22) and points per set (5.86) in her final season.

In another year for the record books, Georgia Tech concluded its 2022 slate at 21-8 overall and 13-5 in ACC play after advancing to the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Yellow Jackets reached that mark for the third consecutive season, joining the White and Gold of 2002-04 as the only squads to do so in succession in program history.

Competitive Drive Initiative

In a unified endeavor, Georgia Tech, the Georgia Tech Foundation, Georgia Tech athletics and the Alexander-Tharpe Fund have come together to accelerate funding for student-athlete scholarships with the launch of the Competitive Drive Initiative. The initiative met its initial fundraising goal of $2.5 million in less than six weeks and has extended its target to $3.5 million raised by Dec. 31. Any new gift to the A-T Fund’s Athletic Scholarship Fund made through Dec. 31 will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Georgia Tech Foundation, meaning that if the $3.5 million fundraising goal is met, the matching gift would result in a $7 million impact for Georgia Tech athletics. To learn more and to contribute online, visit atfund.org/accelerate.

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