COLUMBUS, Ohio – Women’s volleyball senior middle blocker Danielle Meyer has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America First Team, by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Meyer, a textiles and clothing major from Cincinnati, was an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America second team selection in 2006. She is a three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and has twice been named Academic All-Big Ten.
This season, Meyer averaged 5.06 points, 4.10 kills, 2.70 digs and 1.33 blocks per game to lead the Buckeyes while hitting .254. She was second on the team in aces with 21 (.20 per game) and had a .948 reception percentage. Meyer started all 29 matches this season and played in all 104 games.
A three-time All-Big Ten selection, Meyer finished her career ranked second in points (2,131.5), total blocks (479) and assist blocks (417) and third in kills (1,760).
To qualify for Academic All-America honors, an athlete has to be nominated for ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District consideration. They must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), and must be a sophomore in both athletic and academic standing. All First Team Academic All-District honorees from each of the eight districts advance to the national ballot and are eligible for ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors.
A complete listing of ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honorees in the University Division follows:
First Team University Division
Sarah Pavan, Nebraska, Biochemistry
Christina Houghtelling, Nebraska, Elementary Education
Danielle Meyer, Ohio State, Textiles & Clothing
Tracy Stalls, Nebraska, Individualized Program of Studies
Abbey Breit, Jacksonville State, Chemistry
Rachel Shanks, Auburn, Pharmacy
Second Team University Division
Sarah Kirkwood, Virginia, Biology
Rachel Dougherty, U.S. Naval Academy, Physics
Amber McCray, Florida, Sport Management (Master’s Program)
Ali Hausfeld, Duke, Biology
Cynthia Barboza, Stanford, Science, Technology & Society
Dianna Thomas, Appalachian State, Exercise Science
Third Team University Division
Tara Geegan, Wright State, Early Childhood Education
Alicia Ostmeyer, Texas Tech, Speech Language Hearing
Michelle Moriarty, Texas, Sport Management
Christa Harmotto, Penn State, Elementary Education
Tara West, Washington State, Biological Sciences
Jordan Bostic, New Mexico State, Journalism
Academic All-American of the Year Sarah Pavan, Nebraska