Hartsock Honored For Academic Success

Lindsy Hartsock was named to the CoSIDA Academic District VIII Second Team. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- BYU middle blocker Lindsy Hartsock was honored this week for her success both on the court and in the classroom as she was named to the CoSIDA Academic District VIII Second Team.

"I'm truly honored by this recognition," said Hartsock. "Academics have always been important to me. It's much more difficult to receive high grades here at BYU than it was in high school, so I've had to work really hard. This award is very exciting."

Hartsock has been a key contributor to BYU's success this season, earning two MWC Player of the Week awards and one national Player of the Week accolade (Collegiate Volleyball Update Magazine). She is also currently ranked No. 2 nationally in hitting percentage with a .459 mark averaging 2.99 kills per game as of the Nov. 8 rankings. Hartsock had been ranked No. 1 for three weeks prior to this week's rankings.

The 6-4 junior from Inkom, Idaho, is double-majoring in public health and home and family living and has a 3.49 grade point average.

"This is a wonderful recognition for Lindsy's commitment to excelling as a student-athlete," said BYU head coach Jason Watson. "Her accomplishments in the classroom are equally as important as her contributions to the success of our team on the court."