Eight Jayhawks Named to Academic All-Big 12 Volleyball Team

Nov. 17, 2009


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Eight Kansas volleyball players were named to the 52-person Academic All-Big 12 Volleyball Team, the league office announced. Among those honored, KU’s Katie Martincich was one of two student-athletes nominated with a 4.00 grade point average.

Kansas and Oklahoma led the league with eight selections each.

In addition to Martincich, seniors Melissa Grieb and Paige Mazour, juniors Karina Garlington and Melissa Manda and sophomores Lauren Hagan and Allison Mayfield were all named to the first team. Sophomore Nicole Tate was a second team selection.

Martincich and Grieb are each making their third consecutive appearance on the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. Mazour, Garlington and Manda are also repeat honorees earning the accolade for the second time in their careers, while Hagan, Mayfield and Tate earned the award in their first season of eligibility for the academic team.

Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the volleyball academic all-league squad consisted of 43 first team members combined with nine on the second team. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.

To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of her team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.