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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Freshman McKenzie Adams has been named the 2010 ACC Freshman of the Year, as voted on by the league’s head coaches and announced by the conference office Wednesday. The outside hitter was also selected to the six-member ACC All-Freshman Volleyball Team.

Adams becomes just the second Cavalier to be named the league’s rookie of the year since the conference instituted the award in 1992. Former All-American Sarah Kirkwood earned the honor in 2004.

A two-time ACC Freshman of the Week, Adams has had a standout season for the Cavaliers. The San Antonio, Texas native has recorded five double-doubles and led Virginia in kills through six matches this year. Tallying 246 kills on the season, Adams has cracked into the program’s top-10 records for kills in a freshman campaign.

She currently sits second on the team in kills and has accumulated 162 digs and 63 blocks.

In a five-set victory over Clemson on Oct. 3, Adams broke Virginia’s freshman record for kills in a single match, landing 29. The output also ties the 10th-best single-match performance in program history and was the first time since 2007 that the Cavaliers had two players reach 20 kills in the same match (junior Simone Asque had 24).

Virginia will close out its regular season Friday, heading to Virginia Tech for a 7 p.m. contest.

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