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Four Yellow Jackets Earn All-ACC Volleyball Honors

Nov. 29, 2005

Four Georgia Tech volleyball players were among 18 players named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference volleyball team, announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference Tuesday. Earning All-ACC recognition for the Yellow Jackets were Lindsey Laband and Ulrike Stegemann, who each were selected to the All-ACC Second Team.

In addition, Talisa Kellogg and Callie Miller were named to the six-person All-ACC Freshman squad.

Garnering second team all-ACC honors for the second straight season is Laband who was recognized for her play as a setter. The senior setter from Monument, Colo. earned all-conference honors for the second time in her career, and ended the season averaging 12.12 assists per game, which ranks sixth in the ACC. In addition, she recorded 50 or more assists in 12 matches this season and finished her career ranked fourth on the Tech career assist list with 3,130.

Joining Laband on the second team is Stegemann, who earns all-ACC honors for the second time in her career. The sophomore rightside hitter finished the season with a .270 hitting percentage which was second on the team. An ACC Player of the Week selection this season, Stegemann posted three matches with 20 or more kills and finished the year with 336 kills, which was third on the team.

Named to the all-ACC Freshman squad were Kellogg and Miller, who have started the entire season for the Yellow Jackets this year.

Kellogg, an outside hitter from Westerville, Ohio, finished her rookie campaign with 457 kills, which sets a school record for kills in a season for a freshman, and averaging 4.04 kills per game, which ranked sixth in the ACC. In 30 matches this season, Kellogg had 15 matches with 15 or more kills, including a career-best 35 in a match against Virginia, setting a new ACC record for kills in a match since the inception of rally scoring during the 2001 season.

Miller, a middle blocker from Whitehouse, Ohio, finished her rookie campaign averaging a team-best .280 hitting percentage and 1.04 blocks per game, which was second on the team. In conference matches only this season, Miller finished the year with a .307 hitting percentage, which ranked ninth amongst all players.

Georgia Tech ended the 2005 season with a 16-15 record, 12-10 ACC and finished in fifth place in the team standings.

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