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Haraf Named to Capital One Academic All-America Second Team

December 12, 2013
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Becca Haraf was named to the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Volleyball second team, the second player in Liberty volleyball history to receive the honor.

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Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Volleyball team

Liberty senior defensive specialist Becca Haraf has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Volleyball second team, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Haraf is the second Lady Flames volleyball player all-time to be named an Academic All-American, joining Kristin Colson, who received second-team mention in 2004. She becomes the 19th student-athlete in athletics department history to be voted to a CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I team.

A total of 19 student-athletes earned inclusion on this year's Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Volleyball team, divided up into three squads. Of the 19 honorees, Haraf and Radford's Emma Deininger, both second-team selections, represent the Big South Conference.

A native of Arlington Heights, Ill., Haraf holds a 4.0 GPA as a biology/pre-med major. She made back-to-back appearances on the Big South All-Academic team, in 2012 and 2013.  Last season, Haraf was honored as the 2012 Big South Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The defensive specialist is also a three-time member of the Big South Presidential Honor Roll, and has helped the Lady Flames earn the AVCA Team Academic Award three years in a row.

She has been a solid contributor to the Lady Flames' back-row defense, and finished her senior season ranked third on the team with a 2.37 digs-per-set average. For her career, Haraf has totaled 767 digs and 76 aces. She collected a career-high 19 digs at Charleston Southern, Oct. 12, 2012, and served up four aces against Coastal Carolina in the 2012 Big South Volleyball Championship final.