DURHAM, N.C. - Duke senior volleyball player Rachael Moss was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America First Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Monday.
Moss, a 5-10 outside hitter from Cypress, Calif. (Los Alamitos), became the first volleyball player in school history to earn a spot on the Academic All-America First Team. Moss boasts a 3.94 GPA as a Political Science major and Theater minor and ranks fourth all-time at Duke in kills, digs and service aces.
A Second Team Academic All-America selection as a junior, Moss ranks fifth in the ACC with 3.30 kills per set and eighth with 0.32 service aces per game. She is only the second player in Duke history to reach 1,500 career kills and digs and leads a Blue Devil team that is 26-5 overall and 16-3 in the ACC heading into the final regular season match Tuesday evening.
Also a two-time member of the AVCA All-America Honorable Mention squad, Moss has led Duke in kills in each of the last two seasons and currently had Duke ranked second in the conference standings. A three-time member of the All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team and ACC Academic Honor Roll, Moss needs just 20 kills, 31 digs and six aces to take over third place at Duke in each of those categories.
Following Duke's season finale against Wake Forest, Moss will lead the Blue Devils into their fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance.
Along with Moss, former Riverside high school standout and current No. 1 Penn State centerpiece Megan Hodge was named Academic All-America of the Year for the University Division.