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Publish date: Dec 16, 2011

CoSIDA names Academic All-America teams for volleyball

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Florida’s Kristy Jaeckel, Sonoma State’s Keala Peterson and Calvin’s Rebecca Kamp head the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America Divisions I, II and III Volleyball teams selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

All three players were named Academic All-America of the Year award winners for their respective divisions.

It is the first time in the 50-year history of the program that Academic All-America teams have been named in each division. Previously, teams were separated into university (Division I) and college (Divisions II and III and NAIA) divisions. But in conjunction with sponsorship from Capital One, which became the rights holder for the All-America program in December 2010, and support from the Divisions II and III governance structures, CoSIDA decided to establish a new system beginning this year.

Jaeckel, an outside hitter who has a 4.0 grade-point average as a graduate student in sport management, led the Gators to a 27-6 record this season and a 21st consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament, where they lost to third-ranked Illinois in the regional finals.

Peterson, a senior outside hitter, led Sonoma State to a 23-7 record as the Seawolves advanced to the NCAA Division II West Region final before being eliminated. 

Senior middle hitter Kamp led Calvin to a 33-1 record and a No. 1 national ranking as a senior. The Knights lost in the regional finals to Wittenberg, the eventual NCAA Division III champion. 

See the list of all three teams at http://www.cosida.com/.