Two Volleyball Players Honored For Academics

Nov. 13, 2003

Two Oregon State volleyball players were among the athletes named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII team, which was announced Thursday.

Senior K.C. Frederic was a second team selection, and junior Allison Lawrence was recognized on the third team.

Frederic, a business administration major with options in international business and marketing, carries a 3.80 grade point average. A libero, Frederic ranks 10th in the Pacific-10 with 3.11 digs per game. She's had 10 or more digs in 18 matches this season, highlighted by a season-best 21 at Arizona State on October 18. She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and she volunteers as a conversant with the English Language Institute. She was a second team Pac-10 All-Academic Team selection as a junior last year.

Lawrence, who is majoring in philosophy, maintains a 3.64 grade point average. She leads the Beavers with 398 points, 345 kills, 314 digs and 42 aces, and she ranks in the top 10 among Pac-10 players in all four categories. She had a season-high 21 kills twice - against Oregon and Georgetown - and she had a season-high 26 digs against Charlotte. Lawrence was an honorable mention selection on the Pac-10 All-Academic Team a year ago.

In order to be considered for the Academic All-District Team, an athlete must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at her school, have played in at least 50 percent of her team's games and have a minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA.

District VIII consists of Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, Idaho, Hawaii, and British Columbia. The teams are voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.

The six first team honorees advance to the national ballot, which will determine the Academic All-America teams.

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