DURHAM, N.C. - Libero Ali McCurdy earned AVCA All-East Region honors as announced by the American Volleyball Association Tuesday. The accolade is the third for McCurdy, who also picked up All-East Region recognition in 2011 and 2010.
McCurdy, a 5-7 junior from Tampa, Fla., once again led the conference in digs per set (5.25), securing All-ACC honors. With 672 digs in 2012, she broke the Duke single-season record, a mark she set just last season. McCurdy totaled 20 or more digs in 16 matches while surpassing 30 digs three times. In addition, she surrendered just 23 receiving errors in 32 matches and anchored a Duke defense that limited opponents to .192 hitting.
After three seasons with the Blue Devils, McCurdy is the only player in Duke history to average over five digs per set (5.27). She ranks second in the school career records with 1,927 digs and is on pace to become just the second Blue Devil to reach the 2,000 career dig plateau.