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    Cyr, Merriwether Earn ACC Scholar-Athlete Honors

    Feb. 28, 2013

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – For the second year in a row, NC State volleyball players Megan Cyr and Brie Merriwether were both named to the Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Scholar-Athlete Team, the league announced on Thursday.

    Cyr, a setter from St. Andrews, Manitoba, Canada, was a three-year starter for the Wolfpack who joined the program from Colorado when Bryan Bunn was named head coach in 2010. She finished her career ranked third in school history with 3,660 career assists.

    She was named to the All-ACC squad and was an honorable mention AVCA All-American. She is a three-time scholar-athlete selection.

    Merriwether, a rising senior middle blocker from Orlando, led the Pack with 96 blocks on the season. She is a two-time scholar-athlete selection.

    Both were instrumental in helping State finish with a 22-10 overall record and a 12-8 ACC mark, earning the program’s first berth in the NCAA Championships in 25 years and setting a school record for ACC wins.

    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.



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