PRINCETON, N.J. – Three Ivy League
student-athletes received Capital One Academic All-District 1
honors in volleyball, it was announced Thursday. Columbia senior
Cindy Chen (Beaverton, Ore.), Dartmouth senior
Amber Bryant (Libertyville, Ill.) and Harvard
senior Christine Wu (Naperville, Ill.) each earned
first team accolades after a vote by members of the College Sports
Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
All three are eligible for Academic All-America honors, which will be announced in December.
To be considered for inclusion on one of the academic
all-district teams, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or older,
have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 on a 4.0 scale and
participate in at least 50 percent of the team’s games as a
starter or key reserve.
Chen, a senior captain, has a 3.98 grade point average while majoring in Mathematics. The outside hitter has posted 109 kills and 276 digs this season, marking her second-straight year with over 100 kills and 200 digs. Chen has led Columbia to nine League victories, the program’s highest single-season total.
Bryant is an engineering major with a 3.58 cumulative GPA. The libero leads the Big Green in digs this season with 398 and is eighth in the conference with 4.47 digs per set. The co-captain recently became the only Dartmouth player to eclipse the 1,500 mark in digs.
The award for Wu marks the second consecutive season she has received the honor. She is majoring in Human Evolutionary Biology and has a GPA of 3.47. Wu recently became the Crimson’s all-time leader in digs and moved into second-place in the Ivy League in the same category, amassing 1,801 for her career.
All eight Ivy teams close out their seasons with a pair of conference matches this weekend. Yale can clinch its second consecutive title and its first outright since 2008 with a win at Harvard on Saturday at 7:00 pm.