November 7, 2011

Five Named to Academic All-Conference Team

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Five King College Women's Volleyball players were part of 26 student-athletes named to the Conference Carolinas Academic All-Conference Team earlier today. King was tied for the most student-athletes named to the list among the 13 league teams. League member institutions stress the role of "Academics and Athletics Working Together" and each sport's Academic All-Conference award winners exemplify this continued league-wide commitment.  
 

Seniors Ashley Pittman (Norris, Tenn.) and Kirsten Hamel (Weaverville, N.C.) topped the list for King, adding another accolade to their already incredible Tornado careers. Juniors Sarah Van Goethem (Aurora, Colo.) and Natalie Brown (Brentwood, Tenn.) join sophomore defensive specialist Jessica Hammond (Kingsport, Tenn.) on the list of top student-athletes, academically.

King and Erksine College both represented their teams with the most members named to the list with five.

The 2011 Conference Carolinas Women's Volleyball Academic All-Conference representatives have been awarded to the following junior and senior student-athletes with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale in all work completed at their member institution that have played in a conference sponsored sport. The GPA is calculated based on the student-athletes cumulative average through the previous semester and each student-athlete must have attended their member institution for at least one academic year.

Each year the Academic All-Conference Team is released while closing out each regular season before starting the tournament championships. Women's volleyball will begin tournament play on Tuesday, November 8th with quarterfinal games being played at the higher seeded team.  Semifinal and final matches are also at the higher seeded team that following Friday and Sunday.  Keep up with all the Conference Carolinas fall tournament action on the league website Fall Championship Central link.

 

Women's Volleyball Academic All-Conference Team

Kati Wood, Barton
Bria James, Belmont Abbey
Kay Schellenburg, Belmont Abbey
Lauren Hunsberger, Converse
Brianna Scalf, Converse
Alicia Bragg, Erskine
Larz Chabra, Erskine
Gabby Dierickx, Erskine
Brooke Dodge, Erskine
Erin Tovo, Erskine
Natalie Brown, King
Kirsten Hamel, King
Jessica Hammond, King
Ashley Pittman, King
Sarah Van Goethem, King

Megan Epperson, Lees-McRae
Megan Mitchell, Lees-McRae
Taylor Clendenin, Lees-McRae
Kassie Boedeker, Limestone
Holli Dawson, Limestone
Stephanie Dover, Limestone
Michelle Salle, North Greenville
Colleen Wands, Pfeiffer
Erin Gray, Pfeiffer
Ashley Winters, Queens
Victoria Hernandez, Queens