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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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