Klineman Earns Academic All-America Honors

Nov. 23, 2009

STANFORD, Calif. - Junior outside hitter Alix Klineman has been named to the 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Second Team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America today.

The Manhattan Beach, Calif., native was recognized as one of the top 12 players in the nation for her efforts both on the court and in the classroom.

A two-time AVCA All-American and All-Pac-10 selection, Klineman is one of the top all-around players for the sixth-ranked Cardinal. During her time on The Farm, Stanford has won back-to-back Pac-10 titles and made appearances in the last two NCAA championship matches. Averaging 4.11 kills per set and 4.71 points per set, she is among the Pac-10 leaders in both categories and is second on the team with eight double-doubles.

Klineman is an art major at Stanford with a 3.53 GPA. A two-time Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention pick, Klineman is joined by Jill Collymore of Washington on the second team as the only two Academic All-Americans from the Pac-10 Conference.

She becomes the program's eighth Academic All-American, following in the footsteps of Susan Compton (1984), Deidra Dvorak (1984), Kim Oden (1984), Terri Bryson (1985), Kristin Folkl (1996, 1997), Ogonna Nnamani (2002, 2003, 2004) and Cynthia Barboza (2007, 2008).

To be eligible for the national team, a student athlete had to have been selected to its District's first team. Initial nomination criteria at the District level includes being a starter or key reserve, maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, reaching sophomore athletic and academic standing at the current institution and be nominated by their sports information director.

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