February 22, 2012
    Baarendse, Wiker named to ACC All-Academic team
    Both players earn honor for the second time

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Junior Cara Baarendse and redshirt junior Jennifer Wiker were both named to the 2012 Volleyball All-ACC Academic team, as announced by conference commissioner John Swofford Wednesday morning. This is the second time both players have earned the honor. Miami’s Lane Carico was named the Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, heading the 33-member squad.

    Baarendse finished her junior season with 327 kills, 225 digs and 84 blocks, starting 30 of the team’s 31 matches. The Mason, Ohio native tallied a team-best 20 double-digit kills matched, while also add six double-doubles. Baarendse’s impressive numbers and notorious consistency earned her numerous post-season honor as she garnered AVCA All-America Honorable Mention and All-East Region accolades for the second straight season. The human development major and aspiring teacher strung together an eight-match double-digit kills streak and finished out her third season with 36 kills, 27 digs and 11 blocks in the final three matches.

    Wiker, a redshirt junior from Charlotte, N.C., made 21 starts but appeared in all 31 matches, as well as 117 sets. She threw down 320 kills and got up for 84 blocks in her third season, and finished the year with 15-plus kills in six of the last seven matches. Wiker has already earned a degree in finance and is currently working towards her MBA at Tech.

    The 2011 All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team

    Kellie Barnum

    Boston College

    Fr.

    Undeclared

    **Tsvetelina Dureva

    Boston College

    Sr.

    Communication

    Sandra Adeleye

    Clemson

    Jr.

    English

    **Alexa Rand

    Clemson

    Jr.

    Special Education

    ***Natalie Patzin

    Clemson

    Jr.

    Bioengineering

    **Ali McCurdy

    Duke

    So.

    Undeclared

    **Kellie Catanach

    Duke

    Sr.

    Psychology/Sociology

    ***Christiana Gray

    Duke

    Jr.

    Psychology

    ***Amanda Robertson

    Duke

    Sr.

    Psychology

    ****Sophia Dunworth

    Duke

    Sr.

    Biology

    Monique Mead

    Georgia Tech

    Jr.

    Management

    Kaleigh Colson

    Georgia Tech

    So.

    Management - Business Administration

    Susan Carlson

    Georgia Tech

    Jr.

    Management

    Nicole Meyer

    Georgia Tech

    Jr.

    Management

    *Mary Cushman

    Maryland

    So.

    Undeclared

    ***Lane Carico

    Miami

    Sr.

    Exercise Physiology

    Ali Becker

    Miami

    Sr.

    Elementary Education/Psychology

    Emani Sims

    Miami

    r-Fr.

    Marketing

    **Alexandria Johnson

    Miami

    So.

    Business

    Margaret Salata

    NC State

    Sr.

    Textiles

    **Kelly Wood

    NC State

    Sr.

    Elementary Education

    **Megan Cyr

    NC State

    r-Sr.

    Communications

    Brieanna Merriwether

    NC State

    So.

    Biological Sciences

    Emily McGee

    North Carolina

    Jr.

    Exercise and Sport Science

    Tia Gaffen

    North Carolina

    Jr.

    Communication Studies

    Simone Asque

    Virgina

    Sr.

    Psychology

    Elizabeth Wildermuth

    Virgina

    Sr.

    Art History

    ***Cara Baarendse

    Virginia Tech

    Jr.

    Human Development

    **Jennifer Wiker

    Virginia Tech

    Sr.

    Finance

    ***Andrea Beck

    Wake Forest

    Jr.

    Biology

    Danae Rosendall

    Wake Forest

    Fr.

    Undeclared

    **Carlin Salmon

    Wake Forest

    Sr.

    Communication

    Danielle Thompson

    Wake Forest

    Fr.

    Undeclared

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