Three Jayhawks Named To ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District

Nov. 8, 2007

Lawrence, Kan. –

Three University of Kansas volleyball players were named to the 2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Third Team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Thursday. Senior Emily Brown, junior Savannah Noyes and sophomore Katie Martincich were each honored for their performance on the court and in the classroom. Only two Kansas volleyball players have earned the award in the past and never more than one in a single season.

Brown, a health and physical education major, maintains a 3.47 grade point average and earned third team honors for the second consecutive year. The 6-2 hitter/setter, the only Jayhawk to play and start all 26 matches so far this season, has recorded a team-high seven triple-doubles and paces the team with 6.51 assists per game and 0.23 aces per game.

Noyes and Martincich are first time honorees. Noyes maintains a 3.61 GPA as a community health major and is second on the team with a .229 attack percentage and third with 1.90 kills per contest. Martincich, a sports management and business marketing major with a 3.96 GPA, is second on the squad with 5.08 assists per game and 2.72 digs per game.

ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District and All-America honorees are nominated, voted on and awarded by members of CoSIDA. Student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve with a 3.20 cumulative grade point average or better and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing.


Savannah Noyes


Katie Martincich