Cosida Announce Division III Academic All-America Teams

Cosida Announce Division III Academic All-America Teams

For Release:                                                                                                        Tuesday, Dec. 8 – 12 noon ET

 

SENIOR MAGGIE KAMP OF CALVIN REPEATS AS VOLLEYBALL ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN OF THE YEAR TO HEADLINE THE CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA® DIVISION III VOLLEYBALL TEAM

 

 

AUSTIN, Texas – Senior outside hitter Maggie Kamp of Calvin College headlines the 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III Volleyball team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

 

A business major with a 3.91 G.P.A., Kamp is a repeat selection as the CoSIDA Division III Academic All-American® of the Year award for volleyball. She is the first person to repeat as the CoSIDA Division III Volleyball Academic All-American of the Year since the honor became a Division III-only award in 2011. Maggie’s sisters Rebecca and Lizzie Kamp also earned CoSIDA Division III Academic All-American® of the Year awards during their respective playing careers at Calvin. Rebecca Kamp won the award in 2011 and Lizzie Kamp received the honor in 2012.

 

The CoSIDA Division III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2015-16 Division III Academic All-America® teams program.

 

A senior from Orland Park, Illinois, Kamp was the 2014 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III National Player of the Year. This year she picked up the third AVCA Division III All-American honor of her career, earning First Team All-American honors.

 

Kamp led the Knights with an average of 4.05 kills per set this season and she posted an attack percentage of .267 in the campaign. She also contributed 2.14 digs per set. Kamp led the Knights to a 30-4 record this fall as Calvin advanced to the Regional Finals of the NCAA Division III Volleyball Tournament. A four-year starter at outside hitter for Calvin, she helped lead the Knights to the 2013 NCAA Division III Volleyball National Championship and the Division III National Semifinals in 2014.

 

Kamp, a three-time honoree with second team recognition in 2013 and first team awards in 2014 and 2015, is one of four individuals to earn a repeat selection to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III Volleyball team.

 

First team selection Kara Seidenstricker of Wittenberg is a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-America® honoree. She was a first team selection in 2014 and third team pick in 2013. The senior from London, Ohio, is an education major with a 3.9 G.P.A. A 2015 AVCA first team All-American selection, Seidenstricker is a four-time AVCA All-American. The 2012 NCAA Division III Freshman of the Year, she is a three-time recipient of the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Player of the Year Award. She helped lead the Tigers to the 2015 NCAA Division III National Championship Match with an average of 3.03 kills per set. An outside hitter for Wittenberg, she recorded 3.74 digs per set with a .942 service reception percentage this season.

 

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Junior Sarah Szybist of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is on the first team this year following a third team selection in 2014. Szybist is a biomedical sciences major from Chicago, Georgia, with a 3.94 G.P.A. Szybist earned AVCA honorable mention All-American recognition in 2015 and 2013 to go with third team accolades in 2014. She led the Liberty League with 494 kills this season, averaging 4.15 kills per set.

Third team CoSIDA Academic All-America®  honoree Kayla Wheeler from RIT is a repeat selection following second team recognition in 2014. The graduate student from Clifton Park, New York, is a biomedical engineering major and pursuing her MBA with a 3.94 G.P.A. A team captain for the Tigers, she averaged 1.21 kills per set this season.

 

Junior Karlie DiRuzza of Heidelberg, a first team selection, has a perfect 4.00 G.P.A. She is joined on the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III volleyball first team by Kamp, Seidenstricker; Szybist; Carolyn Bogart of Case Western Reserve and Lauren Holt of Springfield (Mass.).

 

Second team honorees Elizabeth Garrison of Muhlenberg, Jayne Kessel of Hope and Tori Wuthrich of MIT each hold a 4.00 G.P.A. The trio is joined on the second team by Caroline Dupont of Washington University (Mo.); Lauren Hazekamp of Hope and Sydney Miles of Emory.

 

Joining Wheeler on the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III volleyball third team is Becca Borquist of SUNY New Paltz; Sarah Jensen of Rose-Hulman; Jenna Lodewyk of Calvin; Katie Stouffer of Salisbury and Michelle Toro of UT-Dallas.

 

Of the 18 members of the CoSIDA Academic All-America ® Division III Volleyball teams, 14 of the honorees have a 3.90 G.P.A or better, with four achieving a perfect 4.0 G.P.A. The six members of the CoSIDA Academic All-America ® Division III volleyball first team maintain an average G.P.A of 3.95.

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Jeff Schwartz, North Dakota State University (Jeff.Schwartz@ndsu.edu)        (701) 231-8332

Academic All-America® Co-Vice-Chair for Publicity/Communications           

 

Brett Marhanka, Wheaton College (Brett.Marhanka@wheaton.edu)                  (630) 752-5747

Academic All-America® Coordinator of Publicity

 

 

2015 Academic All-America®

Volleyball Team

Division III

 


FIRST TEAM

Name                                         School                                             Yr.       Hometown                         GPA      Major

Carolyn Bogart                         Case Western Reserve                Sr.       New Berlin, Wis.                3.96      Psychology

Karlie DiRuzza                         Heidelberg                                      Jr.        Massillon, Ohio                  4.00      Health sciences

Lauren Holt                               Springfield (Mass.)                        Jr.        Granby, Conn.                    3.92      Athletic training

Maggie Kamp (1, #)                Calvin                                              Sr.       Orland Park, Ill.                  3.91      Business

Kara Seidenstricker (1, %)     Wittenberg                                      Sr.       London, Ohio                     3.98      Education

Sarah Szybist (3)                     Rochester Institute of Tech.         Jr.        Chicago, Ill.                         3.94      Biomedical sciences

 

 

SECOND TEAM

Name                                         School                                             Yr.       Hometown                         GPA      Major

Caroline Dupont                      Washington University (Mo.)       Jr.        Leawood, Kan.                   3.56      Math

Elizabeth Garrison                  Muhlenberg                                    Jr.        Glen Rock, Pa.                   4.00      Chemistry

Lauren Hazekamp                  Hope                                                Sr.       Fruitport, Mich.                   3.79      Exercise science

Jayne Kessel                            Hope                                                Sr.       Byron Center, Mich.          4.00      Chemistry / Spanish

Sydney Miles                            Emory                                              Sr.       Oklahoma City, Okla.        3.42      Neuroscience & Behavioral biology

Tori Wuthrich                            MIT                                                   Jr.        Grosse Pointe, Mich.         4.00      Aerospace engineering

 

 

THIRD TEAM

Name                                         School                                             Yr.       Hometown                         GPA      Major

Becca Borquist                         SUNY New Paltz                            Sr.       Rhinebeck, N.Y.                 3.72      Secondary education (history)

Sarah Jensen                           Rose-Hulman                                 Gr.       Overland Park, Kan.          3.93      Chemical engineering

Jenna Lodewyk                       Calvin                                              So.      Villa Park, Ill.                       3.85      Business

Katie Stouffer                           Salisbury                                         Jr.        Frederick, Md.                    3.96      Early childhood / Elem. education.

Michelle Toro                           UT-Dallas                                        Jr.        Flower Mound, Texas       3.90      Mechanical engineering

Kayla Wheeler (2)                   Rochester Institute of Tech.         Gr.       Clifton Park, N.Y.               3.94      Biomedical engineering / MBA

 

CoSIDA Academic All-American® of the Year: Maggie Kamp, Calvin College

 

(1)   CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III 1st team selection in 2014

(2)   CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III 2nd team selection in 2014

(3)   CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III 3rd team selection in 2014

(#)   CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III 2rd team selection in 2013

(%)  CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III 3rd team selection in 2013