Three Cavaliers Named to All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia volleyball team placed three Cavaliers on the 2009 All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team as announced today by the conference. Senior Lauren Dickson and juniors A.J. Cushman and Sydney Hill have been honored for their work in the classroom and on the court.
Dickson, a commerce major from Austin, Texas, is making her third-straight appearance on the All-ACC Academic Team and is a three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member. A two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honoree, Dickson wrapped up her career becoming the 14th Cavalier to tally at least 1,000 career kills. She was named the MVP of the Marriott Jefferson Cup and to Nebraska’s Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team.
Cushman is majoring in kinesiology and is making her first All-ACC Academic Team appearance. The Richmond, Va., native led the Cavaliers in digs this season and collected a career-high 26 in a win over BYU at the Ameritas Players Challenge. Cushman was named to the all-tournament team at both of Virginia’s home tournaments this year – the Holiday Inn Jefferson Cup and the Marriott Cavalier Classic.
Hill, a kinesiology major, is a repeat honoree on the All-ACC Academic Team. A native of Kalamazoo, Mich., Hill was second on the team in blocks and hitting percentage this year. The junior started every match at middle blocker for the Cavaliers and blocked a season-best six attacks in a win over Miami, in addition to landing a career-high 11 kills at Wake Forest.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.