PROVO, Utah – Three BYU women’s volleyball players were named to the Academic All-West Coast Conference teams, the league announced Wednesday, for maintaining academic excellence while being significant contributors to their team.
Boswell, who is first on the team and conference in blocks, averages 1.40 per set. She additionally carries a .378 hitting percentage to lead the WCC. Boswell made the team with a 3.90 GPA in her nursing major. She also earned Academic All-District 8 honors earlier this year.
Howard, a middle blocker for BYU, is second on the team and fourth in the conference in blocks - averaging 1.24 per set while keeping a 3.69 GPA in athletic training.
Additionally, Ciara Parker was named Academic All-WCC Honorable Mention.
Parker became BYU's all-time dig leader earlier this year and now has 1,775 in her Cougar career. She averages 4.03 per set - good for fourth in the WCC.
This is Boswell's second-straight Academic All-WCC First Team honor. Howard was named last year to the honorable mention list while Parker was previously named to the first team as a sophomore.
|McKayla Ferris||Gonzaga||JR||3.58||Classical Civilization|
|Kristen Gegenbacher||San Diego||SO||3.89||Communication Studies|
|Lauren Joseph||Gonzaga||SR||3.70||Mechanical Engineering|
|Kiara McKibben||San Francisco||JR||3.47||Business Administration|
|Kirsten Mead||Santa Clara||SO||3.88||Economics|
|Ashley Morgan||Pepperdine||SO||3.55||Sports Medicine|
|Danielle Rottman||Santa Clara||SR||3.42||Communications|
|Kimmy Whitson||Pacific||SR||3.90||Computing/Applied Economics|
|Whitney Young Howard||BYU||JR||3.69||Athletic Training|
GiGi Cresto, Santa Clara; Moragn Douglass, Gonzaga; Paige Folger, Gonzaga; Jessica Gaffney, San Francisco; Mary Hernandez, Saint Mary's; Alex Holt, Pacific; Katarina Inch, Santa Clara; Amber Mirabello, Loyola Marymount; Oluoma Okaro, San Francisco; Ciara Parker, BYU; Katarina Pilepic, San Francisco; Morgan Robinson, Portland; Alexis Salmons, Saint Mary's; Mary Shepherd, Santa Clara; Sara Staengle, San Francisco; Lizzy Tardieu, San Diego; Jurja Vlasic, San Francisco; Alicja Wilk, Pacific