Emily Conlin of Anderson (S.C.) Headlines CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II Volleyball Teams

Emily Conlin of Anderson (S.C.) Headlines CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II Volleyball Teams

AUSTIN, Texas | Anderson (S.C.) University senior setter Emily Conlin headlines the Academic All-America® Division II volleyball team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The Division II Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2019-20 Division II Academic All-America® teams program.

Conlin  is the recipient of the Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year for NCAA Division II volleyball, A three-time Academic All-America® first team choice, the Glendale, Arizona, native is one of seven student-athletes to land on this year’s first team.

A two-time honorable mention All-American on the court, Conlin has a perfect 4.00 GPA with her business and computer information systems double major. Statistically, she has 20 double-doubles (assists, digs) and has distributed double-figure assists in every match this season. Conlin has reached 40+ assists on 15 occasions with a season-high 54 (twice). Earlier this year, she became Anderson’s all-time leader in assists with 4,900-plus.

Conlin is the only student-athlete in the South Atlantic Conference with more than 1,100 assists and 300 digs. The 2019 SAC Player of the Year leads the league in assists (1162) and assists per set (10.56). Conlin is a first team All-Southeast Region selection from both the AVCA and the D2CCA. She is a three-time All-Southeast Region performer and a four-year member of the All-SAC team.

Twelve of the 22 members of the Academic All-America® Division II volleyball team have a perfect 4.00 GPA, including five of the seven on the first team. The aggregate GPA for the 22 Academic All-America® team members is 3.93. Nine of the 22 Academic All-America® selections played in this year’s NCAA Division II Tournament, including Conlin and three other first team members.

Conlin’s selection as Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year for NCAA Division II volleyball gives the SAC the last three honorees. Lincoln Memorial University defensive specialist Erica Whiteaker won the same award in 2018 and 2017. Conlin is one of four Academic All-America® repeat selections this year; she is the only three-time AAA honoree on the 2019 list.

Both The College of Saint Rose senior libero Tina Ceriello and Notre Dame (Ohio) College senior libero Alexandra Kaeberlein earn spots on the CoSIDA Academic All-America® first team after gaining second team status last year. Chico State senior outside Bekah Boyle is a third team Academic All-America® choice this year. Boyle joined Ceriello and Kaeberlein on the second team in 2018.

For more information on the Academic All-America® program, go to https://academicallamerica. com/.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Michael MacEachern, Young Harris College | Academic All-America® Co-Director for Publicity

mfmaceachern@yhc.edu | (706) 379-5106

David Sherwood, Wingate University | Academic All-America® Coordinator of Publicity

dsherwod@wingate.edu | (704) 233-8186

 

 

2019 Academic All-America ®

Volleyball

NCAA Division II

 

 

FIRST TEAM

Name                                                  School                                                                       Yr.           GPA               Major

Tina Ceriello (2)                                 The College of Saint Rose                                     Sr.           4.00              Communication Sciences & Disorders

Emily Conlin (1, #)                             Anderson University (SC)                                     Sr.           4.00              Business / Computer Information Systems

Meghan Delaney                                 Union University                                                  Jr.             4.00              Nursing

Alexandra Kaeberlein (2)                    Notre Dame College                                              Sr.           4.00              Accounting

Karli Reichert                                     Rockhurst University                                             Sr.           3.98              Communication Sciences & Disorders

Faith Rottinghaus                               Washburn University                                             Jr.             4.00              Kinesiology

Ashley Rozell                                     Northern State University                                       Sr.           3.94              Business Management & Marketing

 

SECOND TEAM

Name                                                  School                                                                       Yr.           GPA               Major

Emily Balts                                         University of Minnesota Duluth                              Sr.           3.92              Chemical Engineering

Libby Bochniak                                   Georgia College                                                    Jr.             4.00              Biology

Allyson Cappel                                    Ferris State University                                          Sr.           3.61              Elementary Education

Alexis Cardoza                                    Cal State San Bernardino                                      Jr.             3.69              Psychology

Jenna Huffman                                   Tiffin University                                                    Sr.           3.88              Management

Kelsey Matusic                                    University of Charleston                                        Sr.           4.00              Biology

Courtney Niesen                                 Urbana University                                                  Jr.             4.00              Exercise Science

Sommer Rhea                                    Auburn University at Montgomery                            Sr.           4.00              Biology

 

THIRD TEAM

Name                                                  School                                                                       Yr.           GPA               Major

Bekah Boyle (2)                                Chico State                                                           Sr.           3.98              Biochemistry

Payton Gidney                                   Spring Hill College                                                Sr.           4.00              Psychology

Kasie Gilfert                                      Colorado Mesa University                                      Sr.           3.79              Liberal Arts

Ashton Lee                                        Minnesota State University, Mankato                     Sr.           4.00              Communication Disorders

Rachael Martin                                  Florida Southern College                                       Jr.             4.00              Nursing

Mary Kate McHugh                           Notre Dame College                                               Sr.           3.97              Psychology

Alyssa Spears                                    University of Indianapolis                                     Sr.           3.91              Social Work

 

CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year: Emily Conlin, Anderson (S.C.) University

 

(1) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® first team selection in 2018

(2) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® second team selection in 2018

(#) – CoSIDA Academic All-America® first team selection in 2017

 

 

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