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