Three 'Canes Named To All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team

Three 'Canes Named To All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team

Feb. 8, 2008

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<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>GREENSBORO, N.C. – Three University of Miami volleyball student-athletes were named to the 2007 All-ACC Academic Volleyball team, announced today by Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John D. Swofford. Senior Ciara Michel, junior Bridget Bomhack and freshman Maria Andersson were recognized along with 19 other student-athletes in the ACC for their accomplishments this past season.

Michel, a Psychology major, ended her career at UM as the program’s all-time blocks leader with 573 in her four seasons as a Hurricane. Bomhack, a Broadcasting major, ranked second on the team in kills (283), assists (149), digs (311) and total blocks (63) while Andersson, a Marketing major, finished her first season in Coral Gables ranking fourth on the team in kills (187), fifth in aces (19) and sixth in digs (195).


To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.


This year’s team includes at least one athlete from each of the league’s 12 member institutions. Michel, who was named to the 2006 All-ACC Academic team last season, is one of 17 repeat honorees.


Duke led all schools with five honorees this year, while Boston College, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia Tech join Miami in having three student-athletes named to the team.  Virginia and WakeForest each claim two team members, while FloridaState and NC State had one each. 


Maryland’s Beth Gillming, Virginia’s Kirkwood, WakeForest’s Mullikin and Georgia Tech’s Stegemann join the team as three-time honorees, each having been a part of the inaugural All-ACC Academic Volleyball team for 2005.



2007 All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team

Name, Class                         School                    Major

Jen Albrecht, Sr.                 Virginia Tech           Biology/Chemistry

Maria Andersson, Fr.          Miami                       Marketing

!Brianna Barry, So.              FloridaState           Sports Management

Bridget Bomhack, Jr.           Miami                       Broadcasting

Heather Brooks, So.            North Carolina         Communication Studies

Mary Beth Brown, Jr.          Maryland                 BMGT-Marketing

Melissa Caldwell, Sr.           Virginia                    Economics & Public Policy

!Sue Carls, Jr.                      Duke                        Art History

!Amanda Cloyd, Sr.             Virginia Tech           Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise

Kristen Cunningham, Jr.      Virginia Tech           Communication

Sue Eckman, Sr.                 Clemson                   History

#Audrey Eichler, Fr.            BostonCollege        Undeclared

!Beth Gillming, Sr.                Maryland                  Elementary Education

Abigail Hasebroock, Sr.      BostonCollege         English

!*Ali Hausfeld, Sr.                Duke                        Biology

!Stephanie Jansma, Jr.        North Carolina         Business Administration

#Kelsey Jones, Fr.              WakeForest            Undeclared

Nikki Kaminskas, Sr.            Georgia Tech          Management

!*Sarah Kirkwood, Sr.         Virginia                    Cognitive Science

!*Leslie Mansfield, Sr.          Clemson                  Elementary Education

!Ciara Michel, Sr.                 Miami                        Psychology

!*Rachael Moss, So.            Duke                        Undeclared

!*Natalie Mullikin, Sr.             WakeForest            Health & Exercise Science   

!Allie Niekamp, Jr.                Georgia Tech           Management

!Jourdan Norman, Jr.           Duke                        Cultural Anthropology

Brittany Pierpont, Jr.            BostonCollege        Psychology

!Lauren Prussing, Jr.           North Carolina         Exercise and Sport Science

Maggie Schmelzle, Jr.         Maryland                 BMGT-Information Sciences

!Jenny Shull, Sr.                  Duke                        Sociology

!*Ulrike Stegemann, Sr.        Georgia Tech          Management

!*Meghan Steiner, Sr.          Clemson                   Biological Sciences

Lauren Zaniboni, Fr.            NC State                  FirstYearCollege


! Repeat All-ACC Academic honorees

* All-ACC Performer

# ACC All-Freshman