Baird and Rooke Named to Summit League Academic All-League Team
It is the first academic league honor for both
Dec. 6, 2017
Summit League Release | Pioneer Movement
Leading the field was South Dakota's Brittany Jessen, who earned her third-career academic all-league distinction. Jessen is also a four-time All-Summit League honoree, South Dakota's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) President and the school's all-time assists leader at 4,826.
Regular season and tournament champion Denver had multiple athletes receive recognition, as seniors Cassie Baird and Cassidy Rooke were named to the all-academic squad for the first time in their careers.
It was also the first-career academic all-league honor for North Dakota State's Brianna Rasmusson, Omaha's Sydney O'Shaughnessy and Fort Wayne's Madison Jaqua.
To be eligible for the Academic All-League team, a student-athlete must have: a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale); completed at least one full academic year at the current institution; and participated in 50 percent of their team's competitions. The volleyball academic all-league team is made up of the student-athletes receiving the most votes with all ties standing.
2017 #SUMMITVB ACADEMIC ALL-LEAGUE TEAM
$ - 2015 Academic All-League Selection
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Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 100,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University with the University of North Dakota becoming an official member on July 1, 2018. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 100 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.
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