Senior Andrea Beck has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America first team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), becoming the first Wake Forest volleyball player to earn the honor.
To be eligible for Academic All-District and All-America honors, a student-athlete must have at least sophomore standing and a GPA of at least 3.30. Voting is conducted by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
A biology major with minors in chemistry and Spanish with a grade point average of 3.96, Beck excelled on and off the court. The Winston-Salem native led the Demon Deacons in 2012 with 396 total kills while averaging 3.41 kills per set. She added 22 solo blocks and 77 block assists for the season as well.
“We are extremely proud of ‘AJ’ and this accomplishment,” said Head Coach Heather Kahl Holmes. “It is a reflection of her work ethic and commitment to excellence on and off the court. She is very deserving of this award.”
Beck adds to her collection of honors as earlier this season she was named to the Capital One Academic All-District team for the second year in a row.
Ranking high in the Wake Forest history books, she finished fifth all-time in points (1,493), sixth in kills (1,236), sixth in hitting percentage (.297), sixth in total blocks (349), tied for sixth in block assists (292), seventh in solo blocks (57), eighth in kills per set (2.97), eight in attack attempts (2,826) and eight in blocks per set (0.84).
Wake Forest ended the season on Nov. 20 with a 3-2 win over Duke while finishing the season with an 11-21 overall record.