TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Four members of the Florida State indoor volleyball team were selected to the 2016 All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team as it was announced by the league office on Thursday. 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 for undergraduate students. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.
Florida State had the highest number of student-athletes selected at four, along with Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh.
Seniors Katie Horton, Melanie Keil and Hailey Luke along with junior Milica Kubura represented Florida State on the team.
Horton and Keil earned their first nod, while Kubura and Luke accomplished their second.
“I am so proud of these young ladies that put in the time and effort to be well rounded student-athletes,” FSU head coach Chris Poole said. “Our goal is always to work hard on the court but also in the classroom and as role models in the community.”
Majoring in Dietetics, Keil earned a spot on the Dean’s List in the fall of 2016. On the court, Keil captured All-ACC Second Team Honors behind 170 kills (1.36 per set) and 194 total blocks (1.55 per set).
Luke also joined Keil on the Dean’s List for the fall of 2016 and is majoring in sport management. She also amassed 579 assists as a setter (5.19 per set) while serving as the team’s co-captain.
Horton tallied 362 (2.87 per set) kills and 416 digs (3.30 per set) as an outside hitter. She captured All-ACC First Team honors and AVCA All-East Region accolades. She is majoring in sport management.
Along with Luke, Kubura served the season as a co-captian, earning First Team All-ACC honors in addition to an AVCA All-America honorable mention. She led the team with 376 kills (2.98 per set). She is majoring in actuarial science.
A total of 35 student-athletes were recognized from 14 institutions on the team.
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