Deffenbaugh Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Volleyball Team
Nov. 11, 2004
GREELEY, Colo. - University of Northern Colorado volleyball senior All-American Erin Deffenbaugh was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VII University Division first team as announced by coordinating officials on Thursday.
For making the first team Deffenbaugh, who has a 3.83 gpa in interdisciplinary studies-language arts (IDLA)-English, will now advance to the national ballot for consideration of Academic All-America. She will be looking to become the third consecutive UNC player to earn the honors, as Teale Goble was honored in 2002 and Kristi Krom was honored last season. Each garnered second team Academic All-American honors.
Deffenbaugh currently leads the UNC team with 4.69 kills and 3.11 digs per game and is hitting at a .251 clip. She has been a five-time Division I Independent Player of the Week this season and recently set the NCAA record for career attempts and now ranks No. 6 in NCAA history in career kills. She has helped the Bears to a 20-8 record this season and will look to lead the team to their second straight Division I Independent Championship title this weekend.
"Erin is such a great all-around person on and off the court, this is a great honor for her," UNC head coach Ron Alexander said. "It definitely shows where our program places priorities and that is to have student-athletes who excel in the classroom and on the court. Erin is an excellent example of that."
The CoSIDA academic all-district team honors student-athletes who excel both on the playing field and in the classroom. The awards are sponsored by and on voted on by the members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
District VII includes schools in the states of Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Selections are open to student-athletes who have reached sophomore academic standing and carry at least a 3.20 G.P.A. The university division includes Division I schools.