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Christiana Gray Earned All-ACC Academic Team Honors for the Fourth Time in Her Career
Volleyball Lands Four on All-ACC Academic Team
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 02/28/2013
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DURHAM, N.C. - Duke volleyball senior Christiana Gray joined juniors Chelsea Cook and Ali McCurdy as well as sophomore Jeme Obeime on the 2012 All-ACC Academic Team as announced by the conference Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Duke's four selections tied with Georgia Tech, Maryland and Miami for the league lead on the 32-member team. The Blue Devils have now placed at least four players on the team every year since the award's inception in 2006.

A three-time All-ACC performer and two-time All-America selection, 6-5 middle blocker Gray picked up her fourth All-ACC Academic Team honor in 2012 to become just the third Blue Devil to earn the distinction in each of their four seasons in Durham. The Carmel, Ind., native wrapped up a stellar career at Duke, finishing with 1,112 kills to rank 18th in the Blue Devil record books. In addition, her .350 career hitting percentage is good for third at Duke and eight all-time in the ACC.

Cook, a 6-2 middle blocker from Overland Park, Kan., received her first All-ACC Academic Team commendation after turning in a career year this past season. Cook ranked fifth on the team with a career-best 247 kills and led the Blue Devils with 140 blocks. She averaged 1.09 blocks per set for the year, a mark which ranked sixth in the ACC.

The two-time ACC Defensive Player of the Year, McCurdy is making her third appearance on the conference academic squad. A libero from Tampa, Fla., led the league and broke her own Duke single season record with 672 digs in 2012. With 1,945 career digs, McCurdy ranks second in the Duke career record book and needs 255 digs to break the school career record (2,200 held by Jenny Shull).

Obeime, a 5-11 outside hitter from Carmel, Ind., earned her first career All-ACC Academic Team distinction. She led Duke with 320 kills during her sophomore campaign, bringing her career total to 558 kills after two season in Durham.

To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for both the previous semester and maintain a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.

2012 All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team

 Name  School  Yr.  Major
 Krystle Higgins  Boston College  Sr.  Finance
 Katty Workman  Boston College  Fr.  Biology
 Sandra Adeleye @  Clemson  Sr.  English/Psychology
 Natalie Patzin %  Clemson  Sr.  Bio-Engineering
 Alexa Rand #  Clemson  Sr.  Special Education
 Chelsea Cook  Duke  Jr.  Psychology
 Christiana Gray %  Duke  Sr.  Psychology
 Ali McCurdy #  Duke  Jr.  Sociology
 Jeme Obeime  Duke  So.  Undecided
 Olivera Medic  Florida State  Jr.  Psychology
 Sarah Wickstrom  Florida State  So.  Sport Management
 Susan Carlson @  Georgia Tech  Sr.  Business Administration
 Kaleigh Colson @  Georgia Tech  Jr.  Business Administration
 Anne Czarnecki  Georgia Tech  Sr.  Business Administration
 Nicole Meyer @  Georgia Tech  Sr.  Business Administration
 Ashleigh Crutcher  Maryland  So.  Kinesiology
 Mary Cushman #  Maryland  Jr.  Family Science
 Adreene Elliott  Maryland  So.  Economics
 Emily Fraik  Maryland  Fr.  Chemical Engineering
 Taylor Hollins  Miami  Jr.  Public Relations
 Alexandra Johnson #  Miami  Jr.  Accounting
 Savannah Leaf  Miami  So.  Psychology
 Nrithya Sundararaman  Miami  Sr.  Neurobiology
 Megan Cyr #  NC State  Sr.  Communications
 Brieanna Merriweather @  NC State  Jr.  Biological Sciences
 Tia Gaffen @  North Carolina  Sr.  Communication Studies
 Cora Harms @  North Carolina  Sr.  History
 Paige Neuenfeldt  North Carolina  Fr.  Undecided
 Cara Baaraendse %  Virginia Tech  Sr.  Human Development
 Jennifer Wiker #  Virginia Tech  Sr.  Business Administration
 Andrea Beck %  Wake Forest  Sr.  Biology
 Danae Rosendall @  Wake Forest  So.  Undeclared

@ Two-time honoree
# Three-time honoree
% Four-time honoree