GREENWOOD, Ind. – For the third straight season Katie Stouffer has been honored for her work on the court but more importantly in the classroom. The College Sports Information Directors of America named Stouffer to its Academic All-District Division III women's volleyball team.
Stouffer is an Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education major with an Athletic Coaching minor and holds a 3.96 cumulative grade-point average. She is not only the leader in the classroom but is also the leader on the court for the Sea Gulls. Stouffer has totaled 422 kills so far this season and is averaging 4.49 kills per set. She currently sits second in the Capital Athletic Conference in kills and is first in kills per set.
She currently ranks second all-time in program history with 1,725 kills to this point in her career. Stouffer needs only nine more kills to break the all-time record currently held by 2008 graduate Stacey Krebs. On 12 different occasions this season Stouffer has recorded 15 or more kills in a match including a season-high 28 against Washington (Md.) College on October 22. Her 28 kills in that match marks the sixth time in her career she has posted 25 or more in a single match and ranks seventh all-time for most in a match by any Sea Gull player.
To be eligible for nomination, a student-athlete must carry a minimum 3.30 GPA and be a starter or key reserve on her team. Being named to the All-District team, Stouffer is now eligible to be selected as an Academic All-American; that team will be announced later in November.
Salisbury will take on No. 24 Christopher Newport University in the CAC Semifinals on November 3 at 7 p.m.
To see the Academic All-District Teams, in their entirety, click here.