DALLAS -- Three players from the 10th-ranked Texas volleyball team earned Academic All-Big 12 honors for the 2005 season, the conference announced Tuesday.
Sophomore setter Michelle Moriarty and junior outside hitter Dariam Acevedo were first-team honorees, while junior setter Jenny Andrew was a second-team performer.
Student-athletes with sophomore standing or higher must have a grade point average above 3.20 to qualify for first-team recognition, while players with a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA qualify as second-team honorees.
Moriarty, an education major from Houston, was earlier this season voted to the ESPN The Magazine CoSIDA Academic All-Region 6 First Team and is now on the ballot for national Academic All-America recognition. This marks her first career league academic honor.
Acevedo, a kinesiology major from Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, was also an academic all-district honoree on the second team. Acevedo was also a first-team academic all-conference honoree in 2004.
Andrew, a junior sports management major from Kingwood, Texas, earned her first-career academic honor.
Moriarty, Acevedo and Andrew and the rest of the Longhorns return to action on Wednesday, Nov. 16, when they host Texas Tech in a 6:30 p.m. match at Gregory Gym.