Kelsey Wolf Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team

Nov. 7, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky volleyball sophomore Kelsey Wolf has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Recognizing the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom, Wolf is named to the team for the first time in her career.

Wolf owns a 3.93 grade-point-average and is pursuing a degree in Marketing and Management. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native was named to the SEC All-Academic Team as a redshirt freshman last season.

A defensive specialist, Wolf has played in all but one match for the Wildcats in 2014. She has recorded 141 digs, fifth-best on the team, along with 11 assists and one service ace. Wolf logged a season-best 11 digs on Sept. 12 at North Carolina and matched that total a week later in a 3-1 win over Xavier. In Kentucky’s season-opener, Wolf recorded a career-high-tying three assists in a 3-0 win over Wichita State.

Wolf is the 13th Wildcat to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District honors in head coach Craig Skinner’s 10-year tenure. With First Team honors, Wolf is eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-America voting later this month.

Wolf joins six other student-athletes on the Division I District 2 First Team. One of eight districts, District 2 includes schools from Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Washington D.C.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

The Wildcats, ranked 17th in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Coaches’ Poll, return to action Friday, Nov. 7 vs. Georgia at 7 p.m. ET. Kentucky concludes its four-match homestand Sunday vs. Missouri at Noon on the SEC Network.

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