Albright Named to All-Academic First Team

Nov. 5, 2009

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State's Jackie Albright has been named to the 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII first team for University Division Women's Volleyball as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Albright, a senior outside hitter from Lake Forest, Calif., was named to the six-member District VIII 2009 first team. She has a 3.56 grade point average and is majoring in civil engineering with a May 2010 graduation date.

A two-year tri-captain for the Cougar volleyball team, Albright was named to the 2009 Nike Cougar Invite all-tournament team. She is second on team with 2.88 kills per set, third on the team with 3.23 points per set, and adds 2.99 digs per set. During the 2009 season, she has had 10 matches with double-digit kills and 14 matches with double-figure digs. During her four-year career at WSU, Albright has accumulated 874 kills, 894 digs and 47 aces in 354 sets (109 matches). She is a two-time Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team selection.

To be eligible for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American honors a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), must be a significant contributor to the team, and be in at least their second season at their current school. District VIII includes schools in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and British Columbia.

2009 ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA District VIII All-Academic Volleyball TeamsUniversity Division

FIRST TEAMJill Collymore	        Washington	Sr.	Bellevue, Wash.	        3.77	Honors Psychology and Honors Digital ArtsKayli Broadbent	        Utah Valley	Jr. 	Gilbert, Ariz.	        3.90	Exercise ScienceErica Jepsen	        Portland State	Sr.	Kennewick, Wash.	3.97	Speech and Hearing ScienceJackie Albright	        Washington St.	Sr.	Lake Forest, Calif.	3.56	Civil EngineeringAlix Klineman	        Stanford	Jr.	Manhattan Beach, Calif.	3.53	ArtKarolina Bartkowiak	Utah	        Jr.	Aurora, Ill.	        3.57	Exercise and Sport Science

SECOND TEAMKiah Fiers Pepperdine Sr. PV Estates., Calif. 3.66 PsychologyJenna Hagglund Washington Jr. West Chester, Ohio 3.51 Business Admin. (Marketing)Shantell Durrant Utah State Jr. American Fork, Utah 3.83 PsychologyKanani Danielson Hawai'i So. Ewa Beach, O'ahu 3.51 UndecidedSofie Schlagintweit Arizona State So. Abbotsford, B.C. 4.14 Biological ScienceCassidy Lichtman Stanford Jr. Poway, Calif. 3.63 Political ScienceStephanie Browne Stanford So. Danville, Calif. 3.88 Political ScienceJanet Okogbaa Stanford Sr. Tampa, Fla. 3.70 Human Biology

THIRD TEAMKaitlin Sather UCLA Sr. Santa Rosa, Calif. 3.72 HistoryMelissa Wright BYU Sr. Palm Springs, Calif. 3.80 Fitness & Wellness Mgmt.Nevena Djordjevic Oregon Sr. Lazarevac, Serbia 3.56 AccountingNicole Warner BYU So. Rigby, Idaho 3.83 Exercise Science

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