June 25, 2014
This is the second time that Kurey and Wacker were named to the All-ACC Academic Team. The two were honored last season as well. Kurey, a rising junior, is majoring in Business Administration. Wacker, who finished her career for the Yellow Jackets this past spring, will earn her degree in Industrial Engineering this fall.
Kurey and Wacker are the 13th and 14th different Yellow Jackets to be selected to the academic team, while Tech student-athletes have accumulated 26 ACC All-Academic Team selections since the team was first recognized in 2006.
Wacker was the 2014 captain of the Yellow Jackets and led the squad with 18 singles wins. She owned a team-best 12-2 mark in ACC play and finished off her senior season with five-straight wins. Wacker won both of her singles matches in the NCAA Tournament against Purdue and Vanderbilt. On her senior day, Wacker defeated the Blue Devil’s Rachel Kahan to clinch the Jackets’ win against #1-ranked Duke. Wacker went 11-10 in doubles play in her senior season.
Kurey was a named a 2014 ITA All-American in doubles and named to the All-ACC second team as a sophomore. Kurey went 16-10 in singles play and paired with Kendal Woodard at the number one doubles position, going 27-10. Woodard and Kurey won the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Doubles Championship in the fall. The duo was ranked as the #1 doubles team in the country on February 11 and finished up the season ranked at #7. Kurey and Woodard were seeded in the 2014 NCAA doubles championship, before being eliminated in the first round.
To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative average during her academic career.