May Named CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American
AUSTIN, Texas – Mac May was awarded to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America First Team, as announced by the organization on Wednesday morning. This is May's first selection to the First Team and second CoSIDA Academic All-America honor after being listed to the Second Team in the Spring 2021 season.
May, a graduate outside hitter from Dubuque, Iowa, was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 Team earlier this season, on Nov. 18, for the second time of her career. 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, the 2021 Pac-12 Player of the Year who became the 17th Bruin in program history to earn an AVCA First Team All-American nod earlier this week, struck for a season-high 558 kills and ranked second in the Pac-12 and ninth in the nation with 4.85 kills per set, leading the conference with 12 20-kill performances. She ended her career as the only Bruin to rank top 3 in kills (3rd, 2,065) and aces (3rd, 178) and is UCLA's all-time leader with 510 sets played.
May led the Bruins in kills in 25 of 31 matches, including the final 17 matches of the season. May was awarded to the Madison All-Region Team following her match-high, 17-kill performance at a .351 clip at Wisconsin in the NCAA Regional Semifinals on Dec. 9.
May's post-graduate ambitions involve playing professional volleyball overseas and pursuing a possible coaching career.
CoSIDA First Team Academic All-Americans
Abby Bottomley, Creighton
Rylee Cookerly, Valparaiso
Kennedy Eschenberg, BYU
Serena Gray, Pittsburgh
Sydney Hilley, Wisconsin
Iman Isanovic, Arizona State
Kenzie Koerber, BYU
Mac May, UCLA
McKenna Melville, UCF
Avery Skinner, Baylor
CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-Americans
Ava Bell, Tennessee
Diana Brown, Illinois
Sadie Limback, Nebraska-Omaha
Hannah Thompson, Bradley
CoSIDA Third Team Academic All-Americans
KJ Adams, Texas Tech
Logan Eggleston, Texas
Hanna Laube, Bowling Green
Olivia Lohmeier, Morehead State
Kayla Lund, Pittsburgh
Kayla White, North Carolina-Greensboro
Lacey Zerwas, West Virginia