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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Virginia volleyball player Sarah Kirkwood was named an ESPN The Magazine Second Team Academic All-American, College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Wednesday. It is the third career honor for Kirkwood.

The fourth-year Lawn resident has a 3.9 grade-point average in cognitive science/pre-medicine at UVa and is scheduled to graduate in May.

In 2005, the Tampa, Fla., native became the first volleyball player in school history to earn Academic All-America honors when she was named to the second team. Last year she was selected to the first team.

Earlier this week Kirkwood was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team for the second time. The honor also was the fourth all-league accolade of her career.

Kirkwood wrapped up her collegiate career at the top of several categories in the Virginia record book, including career kills (1,924), kills per game (4.48), attack attempts (4,972) and service aces (223). She also ranks among the top 10 in hitting percentage (sixth, .368) and career digs (eighth, 1,195).

ESPN The Magazine
2007 Volleyball Academic All-Americans

Sarah Pavan, Nebraska, Sr.
Kitchener, Ontario; 4.00 Biochemistry

Christina Houghtelling, Nebraska, Sr.
Cambridge, Neb.; 3.91 Elementary Education

Danielle Meyer, Ohio State, Sr.
Cincinnati, Ohio; 3.98 Textiles & Clothing

Tracy Stalls, Nebraska, Sr.
Denver, Colo.; 3.95 Individualized Program of Studies

Abbey Breit, Jacksonsville State, Sr.
Louisville, Ky.; 3.89 Chemistry

Rachel Shanks, Auburn, Sr.
Madison, Ala.; 4.0 Pharmacy

Sarah Kirkwood, Virginia, Sr.
Tampa, Fla.; 3.88 Cognitive Science

Rachel Dougherty, U.S. Naval Academy, Sr.
Derwood, Md.; 3.89 Physics

Amber McCray, Florida, Gr.
Longview, Texas; 3.79, 4.00 Sport Management (Master’s Program)

Ali Hausfeld, Duke, Sr.
Springboro, Ohio; 3.4 Biology

Cynthia Barboza, Stanford, Jr.
Long Beach, Cailf.; 3.35 Science, Technology & Society

Dianna Thomas, Appalachian State, Sr.
Mobile, Ala.; 4.0 Exercise Science


Tara Geegan, Wright State, Sr.
Algonquin, Ill.; 4.0 Early Childhood Education

Alicia Ostmeyer, Texas Tech, Sr.
Grinnell, Kan.; 4.0 Speech Language

Michelle Moriarty, Texas, Fr.
Houston, Texas; 3.70 Sport Management

Christa Harmotto, Penn State, Jr.
Aliquippa, Pa.; 3.34 Elementary Education

Tara West, Washington State, Sr.
Perth, Australia; 4.0 Biological Sciences

Jordan Bostic, New Mexico State, Sr.
El Paso, Texas; 4.0 Journalism

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