Sandra Adeleye was Clemson’s lone representative of the 18-member All-ACC team as announced by the league on Wednesday. Adeleye made it a clean sweep for her career, becoming the first Clemson volleyball player ever to earn the honor in all four of her seasons.
In all, just 13 players in conference history have earned the distinction, representing a consistent excellence. This season, Adeleye ranks fourth in the ACC in kills per set at 3.53, tops among all league middle hitters. She also hit .318, and ranked in the top seven in the ACC in blocking at 1.09 per set. For the season, Adeleye averaged 4.22 points per set overall, the best mark of her career.
She sits in the top ten in Clemson history in kills, kills per set, blocks, block assists and hitting percentage.
Clemson closed the regular season at 21-10 overall and 12-8 in the ACC, and will learn of a possible NCAA Tournament selection on Sunday at 4:00 pm on ESPNU.
2012 ACC Volleyball Individual Awards
Player of the Year: Ashley Neff, Jr., MB, Florida State
Defensive Player of the Year: Ali McCurdy, Jr., L, Duke
Freshman of the Year: Paige Neuenfeldt, Fr., MB, North Carolina
Coach of the Year: Nicole Lantagne Welch, Miami
2012 All-ACC Team
Student-Athlete Year Pos. School
Sandra Adeleye % Sr. MH Clemson
Ali McCurdy # Jr. L Duke
Christiana Gray # Sr. MB Duke
Ashley Neff @ Jr. MB Florida State
Fatma Yildirim Sr. OH Florida State
Sareea Freeman Sr. MB Florida State
Monique Mead % Sr. RS Georgia Tech
Ashleigh Crutcher So. OH Maryland
Alex Johnson Jr. RS Miami
Alexis Mourning So. MB Miami
Emani Sims So. MB Miami
Nrithya Sundararaman Sr. S Miami
Ryan Shaffer Jr. L Miami
Taylor Hollins Jr. OH Miami
Megan Cyr Sr. S NC State
Chaniel Nelson @ So. RS North Carolina
Emily McGee # Sr. OH North Carolina
Cara Baarendsee # Sr. OPP Virginia Tech
! – Two-time selection
# – Three-time selection
% - Four-time selection