Jami Coughlin Named To Academic All-America Team
Dec. 13, 2001
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State Sun Devil volleyball player Jami Coughlin has earned the highest academic award for an NCAA student-athlete, when it was announced today that she was named to the 2001 Verizon Academic All-America University Division Women's Volleyball Team.
Coughlin has maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA in special education throughout her academic collegiate career at ASU. She made the team for the second consecutive year and was one of three athletes on the team with a perfect GPA. The three-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection, Coughlin (Glendale, Ariz.) was ASU's top player on the court in 2001, leading the squad with 3.56 kills per game and was the Pac-10 leader with 3.98 digs per game.
Coughlin finished her second career ranked second in ASU history and fourth in Pac-10 history with 1,528 career digs. She also ranked sixth in ASU history with 1,360 career kills. The outside hitter also led the team with 0.29 service aces per game and recorded 30 digs vs. Washington (11/10) for the best defensive performance in the Pac-10 this year and the 10th best in ASU volleyball history.
The academic award earned by Coughlin continues an academic legacy that has seen ASU become one of the most decorated programs in the Pac-10. Dating back to 1986, ASU has earned 26 All-Pac-10 Academic awards, second only to Stanford who has earned 27 during the same period. ASU now has nine Academic All-America awards to its credit since head coach Patti Snyder-Park took over the program in 1988.