THE FLATS – Nine members of the Georgia Tech volleyball team have been awarded Academic All-ACC status, the conference office announced today. It’s the most academic all-conference selections in program history, shattering the previous record, (five) set last season.
2023 Academic All-ACC
Bianca Bertolino Jr. OH Biology
Anna Boezi So. MB Biomedical Engineering
Bella D’Amico Sr. S Business Administration
Afedo Manyang Gr. RS History, Technology and Society
Larissa Mendes Fr. RS Biology
Elizabeth Patterson Sr. DS/L Business Administration
Paola Pimentel Gr. DS/L Business Administration
Lauren Sanden Jr. DS/L Biomedical Engineering
Heloise Soares Fr. S Business Administration
This is the second academic all-conference honor for Bertolino (2021), D’Amico (2022), Pimentel (2022) and Manyang (Academic All-Big 12 in 2020-21 prior to transferring to Georgia Tech). Five different Jackets earned the honor for the first time: Boezi, Mendes, Patterson, Sanden and Soares.
Additionally, Mendes and Soares were named to the All-Freshman ACC Academic Team. Georgia Tech was one of just three ACC institutions with multiple members of the All-Freshman Academic Team, alongside Florida State and Pitt.
Each student-athlete named to the All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team has maintained a career GPA of 3.0 or higher and posted a 3.0 GPA or higher in the most recent semester. Along with each honoree’s academic achievements, athletic contributions played a role in each selection as all nine participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s matches throughout the 2023 season, including Tech’s NCAA Tournament run to the Regional Semifinals, as the Jackets won multiple NCAA Tournament matches for the fourth time in program history and the second time in the last three seasons (also 2021).
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