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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Four Mid-American Conference volleyball players we’re recognized today as the College Sports Information Directors of America announced the 2012 Capital One/CoSIDA Volleyball Academic All-District V Volleyball Teams for Division I on Thursday.
The honor recognizes excellence on the court as well as off, as student-athletes must have a 3.30 GPA or better, in addition to being a significant contributor on the court.
Being recognized as first team members include Bowling Green’s Lindsey Butterfield, Central Michigan’s Lindsey Dulude, and Miami’s Meg Riley. By receiving first team honors they are now eligible to become Academic All-American’s later this month.
Picking up second team honors was Eastern Michigan senior Rachel Iaquaniello. Iaquaniello is currently in the running for the Senior Class Award as well, which honors excellence in the areas of community, classroom, character and competition.
The 2012 Capital One Academic All-District ® Volleyball Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.
The Academic All-District ® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the second year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2012-13 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.
First-team Academic All-District ® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.