CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson setter Mckenna Slavik and middle Adria Powell have been named Academic All-District selections, the College Sports Communicators (CSC) announced this week. Slavik earns the honor in back-to-back seasons, while Powell makes the All-District team for the first time.
Slavik has also been selected as a CSC Academic All-America finalist and will advance to the national ballot to be voted on by CSC members. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America honorees will be announced Jan. 9, 2024.
Slavik, who graduated with a degree in sports communication and is working towards a master’s in athletic leadership. She ends her career as a Tiger with her name scattered throughout the volleyball record book that includes holding the top spot for most matches played (135) and sitting third in career assists with 4,838. In 2023, Slavik became the fourth Tiger in program history to surpass 4,000 assists, and she also tallied 304 digs on the season to surpass 1,000 on her career. The Saint Charles, Illinois native is a three-time All-ACC Academic Team selection and four-time ACC Honor Roll selection.
Powell, who is working towards a master’s in athletic leadership after transferring to Clemson following graduation at Ohio State, ends the 2023 season averaging 1.28 blocks per set with 154 total blocks (33 solo, 121 assisted). It marks the most blocks by a Tiger since Karis Watson in 2014. She led Clemson with 365.5 points and a .301 hitting percentage after contributing 236 kills and 36 aces. The Hubbard, Ohio native is a four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete.
To be eligible for Academic All-America honors, student-athletes must maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or significant reserve for their respective teams.