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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