CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia volleyball right side Jelena Novakovic (Belgrade, Serbia) was named to the All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team as announced by the conference office on Wednesday (Jan. 29).
Novakovic, a graduate student, earned the distinction for the first time in her career. Her selection to the All-ACC Academic Team marks the fourth consecutive season a Cavalier has appeared on the squad.
In her final season on Grounds, Novakovic led Virginia with 286 kills while hitting a career-best .228. She also posted a career-high 42 aces from the service line. Her play helped the Cavaliers to their most wins in a season since 2015.
Novakovic adds the award to her VaSID All-State selection announced earlier this month.
Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.

The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.
2019 ACC Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Taryn Knuth, Florida State, MB, Jr., Sport Management 
2019 All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team
Alyssa Deloney, Clemson, Jr., Marketing
McKenna Slavik, Clemson, Fr., Sports Communication
Mackenzie Cole, Duke, So., Undeclared
Lily Cooper, Duke, So., Undeclared
Emma Clothier, Florida State, Fr., Exploratory
Taryn Knuth***, Florida State, Jr., Sport Management 
Taylor Roberts, Florida State, Jr., Psychology
Madison Sullivan, Florida State, Sr., Exercise Physiology
Julia Bergmann, Georgia Tech, Fr., Physics
Mariana Brambilla**, Georgia Tech, So., Psychology
Mikaila Dowd**, Georgia Tech, So., Biomedical Engineering
Kayla Kaiser, Georgia Tech, So., Literature, Media & Communication
Victoria Dilfer, Louisville, Jr., Marketing
Alexis Hamilton, Louisville, So., Health & Human Performance
Aiko Jones, Louisville, So., Biology
Melanie McHenry***, Louisville, Sr., Early Education
Anna Stevenson, Louisville, Jr., Sport Administration
Amaya Tillman, Louisville, Fr., Sport Administration
Elizaveta Lukianova**, Miami, Jr., Management & Marketing Double Major
Parker Austin, North Carolina, Fr., Exercise and Sport Science
Mia Fradenburg, North Carolina, Sr., Environmental Health Sciences
Carly Peck, North Carolina, Fr., Undecided 
Aristea Tontai, North Carolina, Jr., Biology 
Kaylee Frazier, NC State, Jr, Business Administration
Lexis Akeo, Pitt, Fr., Undeclared – Business
Hali Hillegas, Pitt, Sr., Social Sciences
Kayla Lund**, Pitt, Jr., Communications and Psychology
Chinaza Ndee**, Pitt, Jr., Natural Sciences
Sabrina Starks, Pitt, So., Undeclared
Layne Van Buskirk**, Pitt, Sr., Communications
Stephanie Williams****, Pitt, Sr., Exercise Science
Polina Shemanova**, Syracuse, So., Communication & Rhetorical Studies
Jelena Novakovic, Virginia, Gr., Educational Psychology (MED): Social Foundations
Talyn Jackson, Virginia Tech, So., Criminology
Caitlin Clarke, Wake Forest, Sr., Psychology
Peyton Suess, Wake Forest, Fr., Undeclared
* – indicates total number of career All-ACC Academic honors