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Teegan Van Gunst Named First Team All-ACC

Nov. 25, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Junior outside hitter Teegan Van Gunst was named to the 2015 All-ACC First Team, the ACC announced Wednesday. The awards were decided based on a vote of the league’s 15 head coaches. Van Gunst is Georgia Tech’s first All-ACC selection since Monique Mead was selected to the first team in 2012.

“[Teegan Van Gunst] has worked hard and she has been the backbone of our team all season,” head coach Michelle Collier said. “They know who’s getting the ball. They know when the game’s tight that the ball is going to her. They’re serving her. She has been an outstanding player for us. She’s played that role very naturally and confidently.

“She’s very deserving. She’s a very hardworking player. It’s willing to learn, work hard and adjust. It’s all those things that she needed to do to do this. I think it’s a reflection of how well our team is playing and she was able to get a lot of help from her teammates. She made tremendous growth this season and it’s exciting to see her progress. I’m happy for her.” 

The Fayetteville, Ga., native leads the ACC with 461 kills, averaging an ACC-best 3.97 kills/set. She has 20 double-doubles on the season, including 25 matches with 10-plus kills and 22 matches with 10-plus digs. Her 461 kills are the most by a Yellow Jacket since Monique Mead tallied 459 in 2012.

Van Gunst has started and played every set for Georgia Tech this season, and has been named the ACC Player of the Week twice (Sept.7, Sept. 28).  

The Yellow Jackets wrap up the season on Friday at 1 p.m. against Miami on ESPN3.

2015 ACC Volleyball Individual Awards
Player of the Year: Katie George, Sr., S, Louisville
Defensive Player of the Year: Molly Sauer, Fr., L, Louisville
Setter of the Year: Katie George, Sr., S, Louisville
Freshman of the Year: Molly Sauer, Fr., L, Louisville
Coach of the Year: Anne Kordes, Louisville

2015 All-ACC Volleyball First Team
Emily Sklar *#                       Sr.           OH                          Duke
Jordan Tucker !                     Jr.            MB                          Duke
Nicole Walch *#                   Sr.           OH                          Florida State
Sarah Burrington !               Jr.-R        MB                          Florida State
Teegan Van Gunst              Jr.            OH                          Georgia Tech
Erin Fairs *                            Sr.           OH                          Louisville
Katie George !                       Sr.           S                              Louisville
Paige Neuenfeldt *#             Sr.           MH                          North Carolina
Victoria McPherson #          Sr.           MH                          North Carolina
Taylor Treacy                        Jr.-R        OH/OPP                 North Carolina
Kadi Kullerkann                    GS           OPP/OH                 Pitt
Amanda Orchard !               Sr.           MH                          Pitt
Silvi Uattara !                         Sr.           OH                          Syracuse
Lauren Fuller #                                                                      Virginia

2015 All-ACC Volleyball Second Team
Katty Workman                     Sr.           OH                          Boston College
Sasha Karelov !                     Jr.            DS/L                        Duke
Milica Kubura                       So.           OH                          Florida State
Katie Horton !                       Jr.            OH                          Florida State
Tess Clark !                            So.           MB/OPP                 Louisville
Janelle Jenkins !                    Jr.            OH/MB                   Louisville
Olga Strantzali                       So.           OH                          Miami
Taylor Scott                           Sr.           OH                          Miami
Alexis Mourning                    Sr.           MB                          Miami
Haley Templeton !                 So.           S                              Miami
Sam Fry                                  So.           OH                          Notre Dame
Gosia Wlaszczuk                   Sr.           S/RS                        Syracuse
Natalie Bausback                  Sr.           MH                          Virginia
Lindsey Owens !                    Jr.            OH                          Virginia Tech

2015 All-ACC Freshman Team
Leah Meyer                            MB          Duke
Brianne Burkert                    S              Florida State
Molly Sauer                           L              Louisville
Aniah Philo                            OH          Louisville
Blayke Hranicka                    MB          NC State
Meg Morningstar                 MB          Notre Dame
Santita Ebangwese                MB          Syracuse
Anna Walsh                           MH          Virginia
Jaila Tolbert                           MB/RS    Virginia Tech

! – Two-time selection
# – Three-time selection
*- Unanimous selection

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