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WCC Announces 2014 Volleyball All-Academic Team

Dec. 3, 2014

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference is pleased to announce the 2014 West Coast Conference Volleyball All-Academic Team. The group includes four student-athletes named to the all-academic squad for the second straight year and one whom captured 2014 Capital One Academic All-District 8 honors.

BYU sophomore middle blocker Amy Boswell earned Academic All-District 8 honors after posting a 3.92 GPA in Nursing. Pacific's Kat Schulz and San Diego's Alaysia Brown earned selection for the second straight year, while BYU's Tia Withers Welling and San Francisco's Valentina Zaloznik cap their careers with their third all-academic accolades.

This season, 19 nominated volleyball student-athletes posted a GPA of 3.50 or better while eight recorded a mark of 3.75 or higher.

At the conclusion of each athletic season, the WCC selects an all-academic squad for each WCC-sponsored sport. To be considered, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, while also being a significant contributor to her team.


Player School Class GPA Major
Amy Boswell BYU So. 3.92 Nursing
Alaysia Brown San Diego Sr. 3.72 Psychology
GiGi Cresto Santa Clara So. 3.72 Finance/Political Science
Rachel Gillcrist Saint Mary's Sr. 3.68 Psychology
Jennifer Hamson BYU Sr. 3.48 Exercise Science
Lauren Joseph Gonzaga Jr. 3.69 Mechanical Engineering
Amber Mirabello Loyola Marymount Jr. 3.40 Studio Arts
Gaby Palmeri Pepperdine So. 3.71 Biology
Katarina Schulz Pacific Jr. 3.98 Sports Pedagogy
Kimmy Whitson Pacific Jr. 3.87 Computing/Applied Economics
Tia Withers Welling BYU Sr. 3.84 P.E. Teaching/Coaching
Valentina Zaloznik San Francisco Sr. 3.81 Business Marketing

Morgan Douglass, Gonzaga; Madison Dutra, Santa Clara; Mia Feiner, Pacific; McKayla Ferris, Gonzaga; Paige Folger, Gonzaga; Kiara McKibben, San Francisco; Katie Mardesich, Portland; Katie Messing, Pepperdine; Tambre Nobles, BYU; Katy Schatzman, Santa Clara; Mary Shepherd, Santa Clara; Sara Staengle, San Francisco; Samantha Tinsley, Saint Mary's; Inbar Vinarsky, San Francisco; Alicja Wilk, Pacific; Whitney Young, BYU