Braden Taylor | Posted: 12 Jul 2021 | Updated: 23 Aug 2021

Eschenberg named Academic All-American

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GREENWOOD, Ind. – BYU women’s volleyball middle blocker Kennedy Eschenberg was named to the 2020-21 Academic All-America Third Team, selected by CoSIDA.

Eschenberg, an elementary education major, was one of the top middle blockers in the nation while leading the Cougars to their eighth Sweet 16 in nine seasons. Named to the 2020-21 AVCA All-America Third Team, the senior ranked No. 6 in the NCAA Division I with an average of 1.58 blocks per set and No. 10 nationally with a .435 hitting percentage. Eschenberg totaled 135 kills and only 18 errors in 269 attempts while leading the team with 82 blocks.

The senior advanced to the Academic All-America ballot after being selected to the Academic All-District Eight First Team in June. Eschenberg marks the eighth BYU women’s volleyball player to be named an Academic All-American; the 12th citation overall for the Program.

The Academic All-America Volleyball Team recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom. The complete list of this year’s CoSIDA Academic All-America teams can be found on