Feb. 22, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. – For the first time in Georgia Tech volleyball history, four athletes have been named to the Volleyball All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team following the 2011 season. Kaleigh Colson, Susan Carlson, Monique Mead and Nicki Meyer have all earned the honor for the first time in their career.
Mead also earned All-ACC First Team honors, the first player since Ulrike Stegemann back in 2007 to earn both ACColades in the same season. Stegemann earned the honor in 2005, 06 and 07.
All four athletes are management majors at Georgia Tech, while Colson has a concentration in Business Administration.
To be eligible for All-ACC Academic Team consideration, 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.
Players from 11 different ACC schools are represented on this year’s All-ACC Academic Team, led by Duke’s five players, while Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, NC State, and Miami all have four players apiece.
Lane Carico of Miami was named the ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the first Miami volleyball player to earn the honor and sixth Hurricane to do so. This is her third time on the All-ACC Academic Team.
2011 All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team
|Kellie Barnum||Boston College||Fr.||Undeclared|
|**Tsvetelina Dureva||Boston College||Sr.||Communication|
|**Alexa Rand||Clemson||Jr.||Special Education|
|** Ali McCurdy||Duke||So.||Undeclared|
|Kaleigh Colson||Georgia Tech||So.||Management-Business Administration|
|Susan Carlson||Georgia Tech||Jr.||Management|
|Monique Mead||Georgia Tech||Jr.||Management|
|Nicki Meyer||Georgia Tech||Jr.||Management|
|***Lane Carico||Miami||Sr.||Exercise Physiology|
|Ali Bcker||Miami||Sr.||Elementary Education/Psychology|
|Margaret Salata||NC State||Sr.||Textiles|
|**Kelly Wood||NC State||Sr.||Elementary Education|
|**Megan Cyr||NC State||r-Sr.||Communications|
|Brieanna Merriwether||NC State||So.||Biologival Sciences|
|Emily McGee||North Carolina||Jr.||Exercise and Sport Science|
|Tia Gaffen||North Carolina||Jr.||Communication Studies|
|Elizabeth Wildermuth||Virginia||Sr.||Art History|
|***Cara Baarendse||Virginia Tech||Jr.||Human Development|
|**Jennifer Wiker||Virginia Tech||Sr.||Finance|
|***Andrea Beck||Wake Forest||Jr.||Biology|
|Danae Rosendall||Wake Forest||Fr.||Undeclared|
|**Carlin Salmon||Wake Forest||Sr.||Communication|
|Danielle Thompson||Wake Forest||Fr.||Undeclared|