LEXINGTON, Va. — The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released its 2017 Academic All-District Volleyball teams on Thursday, and Washington and Lee senior defensive specialist Katie Volk (Lancaster, Calif./Quartz Hill) was selected to the eight-member District 5 team in the Division III category.
This is the second straight year Volk has garnered academic all-district laurels, and she will now move on to the national ballot where she has the chance at earning Academic All-America honors.
Volk, a neuroscience major, appeared in 33 matches this year and 107 sets. She led the Generals in digs with 456 and totaled 110 assists and 26 service aces. Her 456 digs this year marked the eighth-most in a single season in W&L history. For her career, Volk registered 1,514 digs, which is the fourth-highest total in program history.
The criteria for the CoSIDA All-District program states that a player must be of sophomore academic standing, be a starter or important reserve and claim a GPA of at least 3.30 on a 4.0 scale. Washington and Lee is a member of District 5, which includes players from small colleges in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
The Generals finished the 2017 campaign 24-10 overall, after falling in the ODAC Championship to Randolph-Macon, 3-2, on November 4.
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