Dec. 6, 2016
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Recognition continues to roll in for senior outside hitter Teegan Van Gunst, who was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) East Coast All-Region Team. It marks the second AVCA All-Region award for Van Gunst who earned the honor last season. Van Gunst is eligible to be voted an All-American by the AVCA All-American Committee, which will be announced on Dec. 14.
“It is great to see Teegan being recognized by the coaches in the region,” head coach Michelle Collier said. “She is an outstanding player who together with her teammates worked hard to bring our program to the top 50. I am excited for her and for all her teammates who have helped her become the great player she is today.”
A native of Fayetteville, Ga., Van Gunst was named to the 2016 All-ACC first team after finishing second in the ACC in kills/set (4.19) and points/set (4.72) at the end of the regular season. She became one of nine Yellow Jackets all-time to eclipse 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs.
Van Gunst started all 32 matches this season and scored 20 double-doubles. She tallied 30 matches with 10-plus kills and 21 matches with 10-plus digs. Van Gunst was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 4 team and finished her career tied for 10th on Georgia Tech’s all-time career kills list (1,453) and 10th on the Georgia Tech single-season kills list (507).
Van Gunst helped the Yellow Jackets tie for third in the ACC and to their best season in terms of overall (.750) and ACC (.750) winning percentages in 12 years – since 2004 (.794 overall, 1.000 ACC).