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Andie Shelton (left) and Leah Meyer
Meyer and Shelton Earn All-America Honors
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 12/12/2018
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DURHAM, N.C. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced Wednesday its Division I All-America teams with Blue Devil redshirt junior middle blocker Leah Meyer and graduate student setter/hitter Andie Shelton both receiving honorable mention recognition.

An all-region and first team All-ACC selection in 28 matches this fall, Meyer ranked third in the ACC and 14th nationally in blocks per set (1.44), the third-highest single-season average in program history. Offensively, Meyer owned a career-best .375 hitting percentage, while totaling 271 kills. The Clarence, N.Y., native posted two double-doubles on the season and also became the 10th Blue Devil to reach 400 career blocks following a nine-block performance in Duke’s win over then-No. 5 Pitt.

Shelton, who joined Meyer on the all-region and All-ACC teams, is the national leader in triple-doubles (6) this season. She also paced the Blue Devils in assists (574) and service aces (31), adding 214 kills, 211 digs and 79 blocks. Shelton was the only player from a Power 5 school with multiple triple-doubles on the season and the first Blue Devil to record a triple-double since Ali Hausfeld in 2006. In addition, Shelton is the first Duke player to collect two ACC Player of the Week honors in the same season since Emily Sklar in 2013.

Duke finished the season with a 16-12 (10-8) record, earning the program’s 20th bid to the NCAA Tournament.