COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College women's volleyball senior Natalie Moore (Burnt Hills, N.Y./Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) was among 86 student-athletes across seven sports selected for a Northeast-10 Conference Academic All-Conference honor for the fall semester.
Moore was one of 11 women's volleyball players in the league that earned the accolade, claiming both all-conference and academic all-conference honors for the second consecutive year, remaining the only Purple Knight to turn that feat even once. She joins Stephanie Smetana '09 - whose program record for career digs she broke this past fall - as the only players in program history to nab NE10 Academic All-Conference nods twice.
Moore, who finished the year second in the nation in digs per set (6.83) while leading the East Region and NE10, finished her career with a school-record 1,873 digs, believed to be the 17th-highest total in the history of the NE10, which began sponsoring the sport in the 1980s. In league play alone, the team captain also led all NE10 players in digs per set (6.60) and, with 330 digs, was just 12 short of the conference leader despite appearing in eight fewer sets. The only player in school annals with four 400-dig seasons, Moore completed this fall with 444, the seventh-best figure in program history, as four of the top eight totals belong to her. Among all active Division II players, Moore is seventh in career digs per set (5.82), sitting 10th across NCAA Division I, II and III.
The NE10 Academic All-Conference teams are chosen by a vote of committee of athletic administrators and Faculty Athletic Representatives (FAR). To be eligible for selection to the Academic All-Conference teams, a student-athlete must have met and/or exceeded the following minimum requirements: 1) participated in at least half of the team's competitions and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average; and 3) completed at least one academic year at their current institution.