Feb. 22, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. – Freshman Kellie Barnum and senior Tsvetelina Dureva of the Boston College volleyball were named to the 2011 All-ACC Academic Team in an announcement by Commissioner John D. Swofford. This is the second such honor for Dureva and a first for Barnum.
To be eligible, student-athletes must carry a 3.00 GPA for the previous semester and maintain a cumulative average 3.00 or greater.
Miami’s Lane Carico was chosen as the 2011 ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The senior led the Hurricanes to an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament en route to receiving Second Team AVAC All-American honors.
Dureva earned her second All-ACC Academic Team mention after leading the Eagles in kills for the second straight season. The Sofia, Bulgaria native has been recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll throughout her career. Dureva leaves the Heights ranked 10th in kills (815), 10th in kills over a single-season (372) and sixth in career double-doubles (16).
Barnum was one of three true freshmen to be featured on the All-ACC Academic Team. The setter from Pacific Palisades, Calif. finished the season ranked eighth in the conference for assists per set (9.38). Her 684 assists were the third most ever by an Eagles freshman. After leading BC to its first weekend sweep of league play in five seasons, Barnum was named ACC Rookie of the Week on Oct. 3, another first for the Eagles during that time span.
The Eagles finished the season with an overall record of 7-24, 3-17 in the ACC. BC had not won more than two conference matches since 2007.