MAC Announces 2012 Academic All-MAC Volleyball Team

Updated 1/9/2013


CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Mid-American Conference announced Thursday the final awards for the 2012 MAC Volleyball season with the announcement of the 23 member 2012 Academic All-MAC Volleyball Team.  Student athletes comprised from nine MAC institutions made up the 2012 team as voted by the 12 Faculty Athletic Representatives across the conference.  
2012 MAC Champions, the Bowling Green State University Falcons, were well represented, as one of two institutions to place four student athletes on the academic team.  Laura Avila and Kaitlyn Skinner are joined by 2012 All-MAC first team members Lindsey Butterfield, and 2012 MAC Tournament MVP Paige Penrod, to represent the Falcons in 2012.
The Northern Illinois Huskies, the 2012 championship runner-up, placed three student athletes on the academic squad.  All-MAC first teamers Sarah Angelos and Mary Kurish are joined by MacKenzie Roddy as the 2012 Huskies representatives.  
Two All-MAC first team seniors, Rachel Iaquaniello from Eastern Michigan and the fore-mentioned Mary Kurisch, were the only two unanimous decisions by the Faculty Athletic Representatives, receiving 11 of the possible 11 votes during this year’s this year voting.  (Note: FARs are not permitted to vote for student-athletes from their own institution.)
Central Michigan joins Bowling Green as the most represented team in the conference placing four Chippewas to the 2012 academic team, All-MAC first team’s Jenna Coates and Kaitlyn McIntylre, All-MAC second team’s Kelly Maxwell, and finally Lindsey Dulude.
Other notable regular season award winners named to the 2012 Academic All-MAC Team include MAC Player of the Year Kelly Lamberti from Ohio, Defensive Player of the Year Lena Oliver, All-MAC first team members Meg Riley of Miami, Chelsea Bilger from Ohio and Jessica Brown from Western Michigan, as well as second team members Liz Scott of Buffalo, Ohio’s Faith Robins and Toledo’s Dakota Harkins.
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.
2012 Academic All-MAC Volleyball Team
Laura Avila, Bowling Green
Lindsey Butterfield, Bowling Green
Paige Penrod, Bowling Green
Kaitlyn Skinner, Bowling Green
Liz Scott, Buffalo
Jenna Coates, Central Michigan
Lindsey Dulude, Central Michigan
Kelly Maxwell, Central Michigan
Kaitlyn McIntyre, Central Michigan
Kristen Baker, Eastern Michigan
Rachel Iaquaniello, Eastern Michigan
Meg Riley, Miami
Lisa Treadway, Miami
Sarah Angelos, Northern Illinois
Mary Kurisch, Northern Illinois
MacKenzie Roddy, Northern Illinois
Chelsea Bilger, Ohio
Kelly Lamberti, Ohio
Faith Robins, Ohio
Dakota Harkins, Toledo
Jordan Kielty, Toledo
Jessica Brown, Western Michigan
Lena Oliver, Western Michigan
Honorable Mention
Alex Cocklin, Akron
Morgan Kuhn, Akron
Jill Paluch, Akron
Hayley Benson, Ball State
Lauren Grant, Ball State
Lauren Schlaker, Ball State
Cassie Berning, Bowling Green
Libby Dachenhaus, Bowling Green
Ashley Dunn, Bowling Green
Kari Galen, Bowling Green
Leah Shaw, Bowling Green
Carissa McKenna, Buffalo
Dana Musil, Buffalo
Samantha Brawley, Central Michigan
Val DeWeerd, Central Michigan
Megan Crawshaw, Eastern Michigan
Kim Hildreth, Eastern Michigan
Paige Roback, Eastern Michigan
Erin Short, Eastern Michigan
Tinuke Aderemi-Ibitola, Kent State
Jenny Buczek, Kent State
Hannah Herc, Kent State
Aleksandra Nowak, Kent State
Sarah Chaney, Miami
Madison Dodd, Miami
Jenny Ingle, Miami
Christina Menche, Miami
Sam Grams, Northern Illinois
Sue Hayes, Northern Illinois
Emily Paschke, Northern Illinois
Meghan Romo, Northern Illinois
Justine Schepler, Northern Illinois
Mollie Geske, Ohio
Lexie Hartnett, Ohio
Liis Kullerkann, Ohio
Leah Petrovich, Ohio
Serena Warner, Ohio
Sondra Parys, Toledo
McCall Paynter, Toledo
Adria Pryor, Toledo
Lauren Rafdal, Toledo
Becca Reidy, Toledo
Meghan Smyth, Toledo
Gillian Asque, Western Michigan
Carlee Berland, Western Michigan
Ali Gossen, Western Michigan