Crutcher, Cushman Named Academic All-ACC

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Senior Mary Cushman and junior Ashleigh Crutcher have been named to the 2013 All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.

With the honor, Cushman became the first player in Maryland volleyball history to be named Academic All-ACC four times.

The Rochester, N.Y. native capped off a prolific career in the fall, finishing as one of just two players in program history to tally 1,300 career kills and 750 digs. Cushman led the Terrapins with 390 kills in 2013 and ranks fourth all-time in kills (1,344).

Crutcher – a kinesiology major – earned Academic All-ACC for the second consecutive season. She missed a portion of the 2013 season to injury, but led the Terps with 3.95 kills/s and finished second with 17 service aces.

The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.

To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.