PROVO, Utah – BYU senior middle blocker Miki Jauhiainen was named to the 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-District Men's At-Large Team on Thursday.
Playing in all but one of the Cougars’ 64 sets in 2020, Jauhiainen led the team with 72 total blocks while also finishing with 61 kills. The senior is a computer science major and has maintained a 4.00 GPA throughout his collegiate career.
After receiving CoSIDA All-District honors in 2019, Jauhiainen now joins Brian Rowley and Jonathan Alleman as the only players in program history to receive the award in consecutive seasons.
Jauhiainen also became the first BYU men’s volleyball player to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American when he collected the award last year. He’ll now advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot where he’ll have a chance to secure the recognition a second time.
District 8 is made up eight states in the Western region of the United States – Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawai'i, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average at his current institution. Nominated athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 team also includes Felipe Acosta (Utah State), Henry Fusaro (USC), Bailey Gong (Fresno State) Ben Hallock (Stanford), David Jessen (Stanford), Robert Moseley (Cal Baptist), Lucas Orts (Stanford), Pawell Sendyk (California, Berkley), Ryan Sorensen (BYU), and Tim Zeitvogel (Pepperdine).
For more information about the CoSIDA Academic All-America program and to see the 2020 Academic All-District Teams, visit CoSIDA.com.