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Dunworth Named ACC Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of Year
Friday 02/25/2011  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke junior Sophia Dunworth was named the ACC Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and is one of five Duke players to earn All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team honors, Atlantic Coast Conference officials announced on Friday.

Dunworth, an outside hitter from Pleasanton, Calif. (Amador Valley) owns a 3.900 grade point average as a Biology major and has carried a perfect 4.000 GPA over the past two semesters. A 6-1 junior, Dunworth led Duke in attacks and ranked second with 360 kills to lead the Blue Devils (27-7, 16-4 ACC) to the 2010 ACC Championship and to the NCAA Volleyball Regional Final in University Park, Pa., where she was named to the NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team.
 
Joining Dunworth on the All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team are four of Duke’s five All-ACC selections in senior Becci Burling, junior Amanda Robertson, sophomore Christiana Gray and freshman Ali McCurdy. Dunworth is a three-time selection to the academic squad while Gray and Robertson both earned their second career citations.

Duke’s five All-ACC Academic Volleyball selections are the most by a team in the ACC this season. Duke has now placed at least four players on the academic every year since the award was first instituted for the 2006 season.

Burling, a 6-1 middle blocker from Monument, Colo. (Lewis-Palmer), was Duke’s top attacker in 2010 and led the team with 379 kills. A two-time All-ACC selection and an ACC Academic Honor Roll honoree in 2009, Burling will graduate from Duke with a degree in Psychology and Biological Anthropology.

Robertson, a 6-3 middle blocker from Roxboro, N.C. (Person),  had a breakout season in which she totaled 350 kills, a .321 hitting percentage and 304 digs as a key component of the Duke lineup. She was named ACC Player of the Week a conference-leading three times. Robertson, an All-ACC Academic Volleyball and ACC Academic Honor Roll selection in 2009, is pursuing a degree in Psychology.

Gray, a 6-5 middle blocker from Carmel, Ind. (Cathedral), was one of the top middle blockers in the country and led the ACC with a .387 hitting percentage. She set career highs with 280 kills and a team-leading 126 blocks to earn her first career All-ACC honor. Gray was also an All-ACC Academic Volleyball and an ACC Academic Honor Roll choice as a freshman.

McCurdy, a 5-7 libero from Tampa, Fla. (Plant), made an immediate impact in her first year while starting every match and ranking second in the ACC with 4.88 digs. She was a key piece of a Duke defense that held opponents to a .173 hitting percentage and became the fourth Duke player in school history to earn both All-ACC and ACC All-Freshman Team honors in the same season.

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