McClure Recognized on Academic All-America® Team

Dec. 11, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas – The academic accolades for Louisiana Tech volleyball senior Jacie McClure continue to roll in, as she was recognized as one of just 21 members named to the 2017 Academic All-America® Division I volleyball team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

With the prestigious Second Team selection, McClure becomes just the 15th student-athlete in Louisiana Tech history to earn Academic All-America honors. She is also one of 14 student-athletes sporting a perfect 4.0 GPA of the 21 members around the country.

“We are all very happy for Jacie as she receives Academic All-American honors today,” head coach Adriano de Souza remarked. “She has always been a great example of dedication and responsibility to her academic goals on our team. Jacie is the first volleyball student-athlete to receive this honor at Louisiana Tech and will be remembered forever.”

As a Kinesiology and Health Promotion major with a 4.00 GPA, McClure has made the President’s list in every quarter during her time at Tech. Earlier last month, she was also named to her third-straight Conference USA All-Academic team.

This season McClure played in 101 sets for the Lady Techsters, while accumulating 2.94 digs per set and a career-best 62 assists. She registered double-digit dig efforts in 15 matches this season, including a season-high 23 against Big Sky powerhouse North Dakota.

Over her four-year career, McClure notched 962 digs over 373 sets played, while averaging 2.58 digs per set.

Off the court, the senior libero serves as the volleyball representative and social media chair on the SAAC Executive Committee. She is also a member of the National Honor Society for Success and Leadership.

FIRST TEAM
Alexis Conaway, Iowa State
Ashley Evans, Purdue
Lily Johnson, Missouri State
Jaelyn Keene, Illinois State
Rachel Minarick, Michigan State
Annika Olsen, Iowa
Kristi Piedimonte, Kennesaw State

SECOND TEAM
Jacie McClure, Louisiana Tech
Allison Penner, UNCG
Kristen Stucker, Austin Peay
Katie Tomasic, Miami (Ohio)
Kori Waelbroeck, IUPUI
Haleigh Washington, Penn State
Jaali Winters, Creighton

THIRD TEAM
Brianne Dixon, Missouri State
Ann Hollas, Stephen F. Austin
Leah Lawrence, Alabama
Ally Lunsford, Bryant
Patricia Mattingly, U.S. Naval Academy
Kaylee Neal, New Mexico State
Anna Zwiebel, LSU

 

 

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