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December 4, 2012
Baarendse earns AVCA All-East Region recognition
Senior is recognized by the AVCA for third straight year

BLACKSBURG, Va. – For the third consecutive season, senior Cara Baarendse has earned American Volleyball Coaches Association All-East Region recognition, earning 2012 honorable mention honors for her performance this season. She has already been named to this year’s All-ACC squad. Seventeen of the 20 honorees of the All-East region team are from the ACC.

Baarendse, a native of Mason, Ohio, finishes her career at Virginia Tech as the all-time hitting percentage leader with a 4-year tally of .342. She reached the 1,000 career kill mark this season and posted 1,236 during her career to place her ninth in Tech’s history book. This season she recorded 244 kills while hitting .350 on the attack. Baarendse had 10 matches recording double-digit kills and had a double-double against Georgia Tech with 14 kills and 10 digs.

On the defensive side, Baarendse was third on the team in digs with 1.51 per set and posted 83 blocks on the season to rank second for the Hokies.

Name

School

Position

Year

Sandra Adeleye****

Clemson University

MB

Senior

Kelly Bacon

Northeastern University

OH

Junior

Megan Cyr

North Carolina State University

Setter

Senior

Sareea Freeman

Florida State University

MB

Senior

Alex Johnson

University of Miami

RS

Junior

Ali McCurdy**

Duke University

Libero

Junior

Emily McGee**

University of North Carolina

OH

Senior

Monique Mead***

Georgia Tech

RS

Senior

Alexis Mourning

University of Miami

MB

Sophmore

Ashley Neff**

Florida State University

MB

Junior

Paige Neuenfeldt

University of North Carolina

MB

Freshman

Emani Sims

University of Miami

MB

Sophmore

Nrithya Sundararaman

University of Miami

Setter

Senior

Fatma Yildirim

Florida State University

OH

Senior

Region Freshman of the Year: Paige Neuenfeldt, North Carolina, MB

Honorable Mention:

Name

School

Position

Year

Cara Baarendse

Virginia Tech

MB

Senior

Ashleigh Crutcher

University of Maryland

OH

Sophmore

Caroline Douglas

Liberty University

OH

RS Freshman

I'ishah Keliikoa

Towson University

MB

Senior

Chaniel Nelson

University of North Carolina

RS

Sophmore

Ryan Shaffer

University of Miami

Libero

Junior

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