Karina Amos | Posted: 5 Aug 2021 | Updated: 12 Aug 2021

Miki Jauhiainen named to COSIDA Academic All-America first team

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Miki Jauhiainen academic all america first team award

AUSTIN, Texas – BYU graduate middle blocker Miki Jauhiainen was named to the 2021 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I Men’s At-Large First Team on Friday. This year, Jauhianen is the only men's volleyball player recognized as a Division I Academic All- American. 

Jauhiainen started in all but one match in the 2021 season. He had 79 total blocks while also finishing with 77 kills. The computer science graduate student maintained a 4.00 GPA throughout his collegiate undergraduate and graduate school career and is a four-time All-Academic MPSF Scholar Athlete honoree. In May of 2021 he was also named one of the NCAA's Elite 90 athletes for the second time. 

Jauhiainen received All-MPSF honorable mention honors after helping BYU to a 20-4 overall record, MPSF championship and an NCAA national championship match appearance. 

This is Jauhiainen's third career CoSIDA award. He was named to the Academic All-America third team in 2019 and the first team in 2020 and 2021.

In 2019, Jauhiainen became the first student-athlete in BYU men’s volleyball history to receive Academic All-America honors when he was named to the 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I Men’s At-Large Third Team. As of 2021 he is the only BYU men's volleyball player ever to be named to the academic first team twice. 

For more information about the CoSIDA Academic All-America program and to see the 2021 Academic All-America honorees, visit CoSIDA.com.