May and Fleck Named to Academic All-District Women's Volleyball Teams
Two Bruins were named to the 2021-22 CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 Women's Volleyball Teams (College Sports Information Directors of America) which was announced on Thursday. Outside hitter Mac May was honored as a first-team selection and will advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. Libero Zoe Fleck was honored as a second-team selection. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in mid-December. District 8 is comprised of schools located in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawai'i, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Canada.
May earned a 3.41 GPA while obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology as an undergraduate and is currently maintaining a 4.00 GPA as a graduate student pursuing a Master of Arts in John Wooden's Transformative Coaching and Leadership (Education major). May was a CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team selection and Academic All-District First Team honoree in the Spring 2021 season as well. May currently leads the Bruins and ranks second in the Pac-12 with 4.76 kills per set and is on pace to lead the team in kills and points for the fourth consecutive season, which has never been done before by a player in program history. May's 39 kills with a .357 hitting percentage at Washington State (10/3) were the most by a Pac-12 and Power-5 player in a match this season, the second-most in program history (behind Natalie Williams who had 43 in 1991) and were the sixth-most in a Pac-12 match by any player in conference history. May is 65 kills short of becoming the fourth Bruin to join UCLA's 2,000 career kill club. No Bruin in the rally scoring era has ever accomplished the feat.
Fleck, who owns a 3.56 GPA as a psychology major, has led the Bruins in digs in 23 of 24 matches this season and ranks fifth in the Pac-12 in digs per set (4.03). Fleck leads the Pac-12 in average passing grade on both the three-point scale (2.33) and four-point scale (2.60) with a minimum of 400 dig attempts. Fleck has recorded digs in all 24 matches this season and had has notched four 20-dig performances, including a season-high 27 digs against Washington State (10/29). Her other conference match with 20-digs also came against Washington State on Oct. 3 when she dug out 24 balls.