DURHAM, N.C. - After a week in which she was named First Team Academic All-America and led Duke to a 3-1 win over Wake Forest in her final home match in Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke senior Rachael Moss was named ACC Volleyball Player of the Week for the third time this season, the ACC announced on Monday.
Moss, a 5-10 senior from Cypress, Calif. (Los Alamitos), earned her second Academic All-America citation on Monday, Nov. 23, and one day later went off for 21 kills, 13 digs and a career-high five blocks in a 3-1 win over Wake Forest in the final home match of her career. The effort vaulted Moss into third place on Duke's all-time kills list, putting her just 26 kills away from becoming the third Duke player in school history to reach 1,700 career kills.
Moss also became the first Blue Devil in school history to earn ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America First Team honors. A Second Team Academic All-America as a junior, Moss boasts a 3.94 grade point average as a Political Science major and Theater minor.
A three-time All-ACC and three-time AVCA All-America Honorable Mention choice, Moss becomes the ACC's first three-time Player of the Week this season. Behind her three selections and another from sophomore setter Kellie Catanach, the Blue Devils had the most players named Player of the Week in the ACC this season.
Along with ranking third at Duke with 1,674 career kills, Moss also ranks fourth with 1,544 career digs and 167 career service aces. She leads Duke with 13 double-doubles heading into the NCAA Tournament where she and the Blue Devils will face host Tennessee in the opening round on Friday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. in Knoxville, Tenn.