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#5 Annika Van Gunst

Annika Van Gunst - Volleyball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Height 6-0
Hometown Fayetteville, Ga.
Last School Whitewater High School
Year Senior
Annika Van Gunst - Volleyball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Honors and Awards
2014 All-ACC Academic Team
2013, 2014, 2015 ACC Honor Roll

2016: Started in all 32 matches this season … Averaged 2.17 kills/set with 18 aces and 2.67 digs/set … Recorded 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs to become only the ninth Yellow Jacket to accomplish the feat … Named to the War Eagle all-tournament team … Five double-doubles this season … Tallied a career-high 23 digs against K-State … Recorded 11 matches with 10-plus kills and 15 matches with 10-plus digs.

2015: Seven double-doubles on the season … 12 matches with 10+ kills, and 13 matches with 10+ digs … Second on the team with 307 kills and 2.56 kills per set … Put up a season-best 332 digs and 76 total blocks … Tallied a career-high 19 digs twice this season … Recorded a career-best nine blocks against UC Davis (Sept. 12) … Named to the Nebraska Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team.

2014: Topped her career-high by 10 kills against Louisville (Sept. 28) … Hit .571 v. Boston College (Nov. 14), 12k- 0e- 21a … Had 17 matches with double-digit kills; eight matches with double-digit digs … Tallied six double-doubles … Recorded the second-most kills on the team (326) and the third-most aces (16).

2013: Made her first career start on Sept. 14 vs. Troy … Collected 121 kills and 242 digs throughout the season … Averaged 2.44 digs per set, the team’s second-best … Secured the team’s third-best number of blocks with 57 … Notched a career-best 10 kills and 17 digs against Virginia Tech (Nov. 3), collecting her first double-double … Had a season-best six total blocks and five block assists vs. Jacksonville State (Sept. 21) … Tallied a season-high four service aces against Syracuse (Nov. 24).

High School: A four-year letterwinner at Whitewater High School under the direction of Valerie Jones … Led the team to four region championships and helped the team win two 5A state championships in 2009 and 2012 … Played in 120 games with 427 kills, 60 aces, 102.5 blocks and 298 digs in her senior season … Honors include being named to the 2012 first team All-State, a two-time All-Area Team selection, and honored as the 2012 All-Area 5A MVP … Also played fours of soccer as a defender under head coach Randy Hayes … Named to the All-Area soccer team twice (2011, 2012) and selected to the 2012 All-State team … Helped the Wildcats to two soccer regional championships in 2010 and 2012.

Personal: Annika Kay Van Gunst is the daughter of Hauke and Kristi Van Gunst … Born Feb. 17, 1995 … Sister to Kelson, Gersen and Teegan… Twin sister Teegan also plays volleyball at Georgia Tech … Major is mechanical engineering.


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