Feb. 9, 2017
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Senior outside hitter Teegan Van Gunst was named the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and is one of four Yellow Jackets to be named to the All-ACC Academic team. It marks the first ACC Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor for Georgia Tech.
Van Gunst, a mechanical engineering major from Fayetteville, Ga, is a three-time All-ACC Academic team member and a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-America honoree, earning first team recognition this past season. Adding to her accolades, Van Gunst is a two-time AVCA All-Region selection and a two-time AVCA Honorable Mention All-American. The Yellow Jacket has also been an All-ACC First Team member, twice.
She 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).
Also on the All-ACC Academic team are seniors Rebecca Martin, London Ackermann and Annika Van Gunst. It marks the first honor for Martin and Ackermann, and the second honor of Annika Van Gunst’s career.
Martin is an industrial engineering major with a 3.5 GPA during the fall semester and a cumulative GPA of 3.23. The Novi, Mich., native finished her career with 3,505 assists which rank fifth all-time at Georgia Tech and 8.65 assists/set which rank seventh all-time at Georgia Tech.
Ackermann is a business administration major with a 3.5 fall semester GPA and a 3.14 cumulative GPA. Ackermann crushed the Georgia Tech all-time digs (a 26-year-old record) and digs/set record in 2016. She needed to reach 1,594 digs and ended the 2016 season with 1,828 digs and 3.98 digs/set. Her 570 digs in 2016 led the team and rank second on Georgia Tech’s single-season record list.
Annika Van Gunst is a mechanical engineering major, and maintained a 3.5 GPA during the fall semester and owns a 3.71 cumulative GPA. Annika Van Gunst recorded 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs to become only the ninth Yellow Jacket to accomplish the feat. She recorded 11 matches with 10-plus kills and 15 matches with 10-plus digs for an impressive 2016 campaign.