Five Pac-12 women's volleyball players earn academic all-district honors
By the Pac-12 Conference
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Five Pac-12 women's volleyball players were named to the Capital One Academic All-America® District VIII team, selected by CoSIDA. OREGON's Katherine Fischer and Alaina Bergsma and USC's Natalie Hagglund earned first team honors. UTAH's Bailey Bateman and WASHINGTON's Amanda Gil were named to the second team. Members of the first team are now eligible for Academic All-America honors which will be selected later this month.
Fischer, a native of Los Altos, Calif., studies accounting and has earned a 4.01 GPA. The senior outside hitter leads the Ducks in service aces with 24 this season. In addition Fischer is averaging 2.77 kills per set.
Bergsma, a sophomore outside hitter maintains a 3.60 GPA in business administration. A native of Chandler, Ariz., Bergsma leads Oregon in both kills on the season with 341, averaging 4.61 kills per set and digs with 149, averaging 2.01 digs per set.
Hagglund, a junior libero (Encinitas, Calif.), boasts a 3.44 GPA in communication. Hagglund has tallied 426 digs on the season ranking second in the Pac-12.
Bateman, a sophomore middle blocker is a criminal justice major with a 3.61 GPA. Bateman is averaging 1.71 kills per set and 1.54 blocks per set for the Utes, leading the team in blocks.
Gil carries a 3.41 GPA in communication. The senior middle blocker leads the team in blocks with 150, averaging 1.74 blocks per set.