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Two spikers named Academic All-WCC

Ciara Parker and Tia Withers Welling were added to the 2013 West Coast Conference All-Academic team. (Photo by Bella Torgerson/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah – Two BYU women’s volleyball players were named to the Academic All-West Coast Conference team Wednesday for maintaining academic excellence while being significant contributors to their team.

BYU’s sophomore libero Ciara Parker and junior defensive specialist Tia Withers Welling received the honors.

Parker, who leads the team with 3.78 digs per set, made the team with a 3.64 GPA in her exercise and wellness major.

Welling helps the Cougars averaging 2.74 digs per set while majoring in P.E. teaching/coaching and maintaining a 3.79 GPA. This is the second consecutive year that Welling has made the list.

Name School Class GPA Major
Rachel Alvey San Diego SR 3.53 Accounting
Alaysia Brown San Diego JR 3.68 Psychology
Haley Cameron Santa Clara SR 3.63 Liberal Studies
Kristina Graven Saint Mary's SR 3.92 Psychology
Lauren Joseph Gonzaga SO 3.76 Mechanical Engineering
Rebecca Kopilovitch San Francisco SR 3.94 Finance
Kelley Larson Pepperdine SR 3.47 Sports Medicine
Ciara Parker BYU SO 3.64 Exercise & Wellness
Kat Schulz Pacific SO 4.00 Sports Medicine
Kimmy Whitson Pacific SO 3.81 Computing & Applied Economics
Tia Withers Welling BYU JR 3.79 P.E. Teaching/Coaching
Valentina Zaloznik San Francisco JR 3.80 Business Administration

Megan Birch, Pacific; Dalas Dodd, Saint Mary's; Katherine Douglas, Santa Clara; Mia Feiner, Pacific; Katie Hoekman, San Diego; Katie Mardesich, Portland; Katie Messing, Pepperdine; Amber Mirabello, Loyola Marymount; Deanna Nielson, Gonzaga; Mileva Popovic, Saint Mary's; Katy Schatzman, Santa Clara; Samantha Tinsley; Saint Mary's