Andrea Beck Named Capital One Academic All-American
Dec. 13, 2012
By Nick Sebesta, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Senior Andrea Beck was named to the Capital One Academic All-America first team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday, becoming the first Wake Forest volleyball player to earn the honor.
To be eligible for Academic 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) and each candidate must have earned All-District honors in the same year to be eligible.
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, N.C.-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 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), eight in kills per set (2.97), eight in attack attempts (2,826) and eight in blocks per set (0.84).
In her time at Wake Forest, she has also been named to the ACC Honor Roll for the past three seasons and has been a member of the ACC All-Academic Team and the ESPN All-District First Team. This season, Beck was one of 30 NCAA Division I volleyball student-athletes nominated for the prestigious Senior CLASS award
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.