FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University seniors Hallie Legg, Danielle Parker and Amanda Mitchell have been named to the 2011 Peach Belt Conference Volleyball All-Academic Team, while junior Liz Drewry and sophomores Megan Mooney and Paige Perreault garnered honorable mention recognition. Both Legg and Mitchell were named to last year’s team, and Mitchell is a three-time honoree.
The team is part of a season-long program recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of PBC student-athletes in the classroom as well as on the playing court. To be eligible, a student-athlete must participate in at least half of his team’s events and be either a starter or significant contributor, achieve a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), and have completed at least one full academic year at her current institution.
Legg, a 5-7 libero from Uniontown, Ohio, appeared in all 30 matches this season, led the team with 518 digs (4.58 per set), and was tied for second with 27 service aces. Defensively, she posted a serve receive percentage of .919 covering 693 receptions.
Legg did not miss a match (124) during her career at Francis Marion.
In the classroom, Legg has earned a 3.43 grade point average as a visual arts major. She has been named to the PBC Presidential Honor Roll three times and to the FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll in 2010 and 2011.
Legg was a standout performer at Hoover High School.
Parker, a 5-11 middle blocker from Lockwood, Mo., appeared in every match this year for the Patriots, starting 28. She was third on the squad with 180 kills, third in attack percentage (.212), and led the team in total blocks with 105.
Academically, Parker has posted a perfect 4.00 GPA as a computer science and mathematics double major. She was named to the PBC Presidential and the FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic honor rolls in 2010 and 2011. She was also a 2011 ADA Academic Achievement Award winner, as well as a Capital One All-District III All-Academic selection to go along with being a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, national college athlete honor society.
Parker is a former two-time All-State performer at Lockwood High School.
Mitchell, a 6-0 outside hitter from Farragut, Tenn., started 18 matches this past season and appeared in 29 contests. She was second on the team with 214 kills, second in attack percentage (.221), and third with 65 total blocks. She also registered 17 service aces.
Mitchell owns a 3.72 GPA as a biology major. She has been named to both the PBC Presidential and the FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic honor rolls three times. Mitchell also received an ADA Academic Achievement Award in each of the past two years. She is serving her third year on FMU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Mitchell is a product of Farragut High School, where she was a KIL and District 4-AAA Player of the Year award winner.
Drewry, a 5-10 outside hitter and part-time setter, is a native of Richmond, Va., and a product of Mills E. Godwin High School, where she earned All-State honors.
This past season, Drewry played in all 30 matches, starting 14 and tallied 140 kills, 122 digs, and 32 total blocks.
With a 3.48 GPA as a management major, she was also named to both the PBC Presidential and the FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic honor rolls in 2010 and 2011. She is currently serving on the SAAC for her second straight year.
Mooney, a 6-1 middle blocker, hails from Lake Oswego, Ore., coming out of Lake Oswego High School, where she was a first-team All-League performer.
In 2011, Mooney played in all 30 matches, making the start in 27 and racking up 165 kills (fourth on the team), 19 service aces, and was second on the team with 78 total blocks.
She was a member of the 2011 Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll and 2010-2011 FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll.
Perreault is a 5-10 outside hitter from Kankakee, Ill., where she played at Clifton Central High School.
She made an appearance in all 30 matches for FMU in 2011, while starting in 18. She hammered out 105 kills, while tying for second on the squad in service aces with 27. Defensively, she dug up 193 balls, the third highest on the team.
She was a member of the 2011 Peach Belt Conference Honor Roll and the 2010-11 FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll.
Francis Marion finished its 2011 campaign with a 12-18 record.