AUSTIN, Texas – The College Sports Information Directors of America released its 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division III Volleyball Team on Tuesday afternoon. Salisbury senior outside hitter Katie Stouffer received one of the highest honors and student-athlete can as she was named Second Team Academic All-America Team.
Stouffer excelled off the court in the classroom posting a 3.96 cumulative grade-point average as an Early Childhood Education major. This is the second consecutive year she has been named to the Academic All-America Team as she was a third-team selection in 2015.
Stouffer completed a spectacular senior campaign as she was recognized as the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year. She completed her senior season with 444 kills and a CAC best 4.48 kills per set. Stouffer also ranked 25th nationally in kills and 12th in the nation in kills per set.
Her 444 kills ranks fourth in Salisbury history for a single season. Stouffer's biggest record from this season came in the last match of the season against Christopher Newport University on November 3 in the semifinals of the CAC tournament. She became the all-time leader in kills for a career surpassing 2009 graduate Stacey Krebs (1,734) setting a new mark with 1,747.
This is the seventh postseason award and second academic award Stouffer has garnished adding to her long list of accolades. Stouffer was recognized twice by the AVCA being named to the AVCA Division III All-America Third Team and the All-North Region Team while also being named CAC Player of the Year and named first team All-CAC for the fourth straight season. She earned recognition from the ECAC as she was named Offensive Player of the Year.
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