Feb. 3, 2010
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech freshman right-side hitter Monique Mead has been named a “Rising Star” by the Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU). The Newnan, Ga., native is one of 18 freshmen across the country who “not only excelled this season, but are expected to do great things in the future.”
Mead adds to a list of freshman year accolades that includes honorable mention All-Region, honorable mention American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American, ACC Freshman of the Year and first-team All-ACC honors.
Mead was Tech’s first ACC Freshman of the Year since Lauren Sauer won the award in 2000. Mead was second on the team and seventh in the ACC averaging 3.07 kills per set this year. She reached double-figures in 22 of Tech’s 30 matches and tallied at least 15 kills in five matches. That included a career-high 21 against Miami on Nov. 13. Mead also averaged 1.94 digs per set and 0.77 blocks. In the Jackets’ NCAA Tournament loss to Baylor, Mead just missed a double-double as she had 12 kills and nine digs.
Rankings used are based on players who played in 50 percent or more of their team’s overall games. Selections made based up individual performance, contributions to the team and players who look to have the potential make a future impact.