Moriarty earns second-team academic all-district honors
AUSTIN, Texas -- The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) have named Texas junior setter Michelle Moriarty to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 6 second team. The award marks the second straight season that Moriarty has been honored by the organization, receiving first-team accolades as a sophomore.
Moriarty, an AVCA Honorable Mention All-American in 2005, carries a 3.73 GPA in Sport Management, while ranking third nationally in assists per game average. The Houston, Texas native has started all 83 matches of her Texas career, including 23 matches this season.
The junior is averaging a Big 12 best 13.83 assists per game, setting for a Texas team that ranks second in the conference with a .261 hitting percentage and 13th nationally with 16.73 kills per game. In 2006, Moriarty has led Texas to victories over four Top 25 opponents and a pair of narrow five-game losses to No. 1 Nebraska and No. 2 Penn State.
Moriarty has recorded 14 assist/dig double-doubles on the season, including six in her last nine matches. She is averaging 2.67 digs per game, a mark that ties senior outside hitter Dariam Acevedo for third best on the squad. The junior headlines the Horns, with 27 service aces on the season and 0.30 aces per game.
In 2005, Moriarty was named First-Team Academic All-Big 12 in addition to her all-district honors. This September she was named the UT Student Athlete of the Month and she was honored at the Texas A&M match (Nov. 8) as the State Farm Lone Star Showdown Student Athlete of the match.
Moriarty and the Horns return to action this Saturday, Nov. 11 when they play host to No. 25 Missouri at Gregory Gym. First serve is slated for 6:30 p.m.