By Megan Herboth
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - The American Athletic Conference announced its annual academic honors on Wednesday and the UCF volleyball program was honored with 13 team members from the 2013 season earning AAC All-Academic Team accolades.
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To earn the award, each student-athlete must attain at least a 3.00 GPA for the academic year and complete a minimum of two consecutive semesters of academic work.
A pair of Knights, Marie Reiterova and Kaye-Alese Green, earned their fourth all-academic team selection. DeLaina Sarden, Roxy Mendez and Kayla Keller were named to the all-academic team for the third time in their careers, and Ashley Gialenios garnered her second all-academic accolade.
UCF Volleyball, which is presented by Radisson - UCF Area, opens the season with the Radisson UCF Invitational on Aug. 29 and 30 at The Venue.
UCF Volleyball on The American All-Academic Team
Loren Cory - Interpersonal and Organizational Communications
Angelica Crump - Human Communications
Shelby Foyer - Interdisciplinary Studies
Ashley Gialenios - Interdisciplinary Studies
Kaye-Alese Green - Applied Learning and Instruction
Jade Hayes - Sport and Exercise Science Masters
Kayla Keller - Human Communications
Natalie Melcher - International and Global Studies
Roxy Mendez - Sport and Exercise Science
Sarah Nemes - Sport and Exercise Science
Marie Reiterova - Communication Masters
DeLaina Sarden - Human Communications
Taylor Wickey - Business