GREENWOOD, Ind. – For the second-straight season, Salisbury University volleyball junior Katie Stouffer has been honored for excellence on the court and in the classroom. The College Sports Information Directors of America named Stouffer to its Academic All-District Division III women's volleyball team for District 2, the organization announced on Thursday.
Stouffer is an Early Childhood/Elementary Education major and carries a 3.96 grade-point average, and she has also been the Sea Gulls' offensive leader on the court. So far this season, she has tallied 508 kills, which leads the team, ranks second in the Capital Athletic Conference, and sits fourth in the nation. Stouffer also ranks third in the country with 5.03 kills per set and fourth with 5.65 points per set, both of which lead the team and the conference.
In less than three seasons with the Sea Gulls, Stouffer had already taken over sole possession of No. 5 all-time in kills in program history with 1,273. On three different dates this season, she has set top-10 performances for kills in a single match, including 29 against Frostburg State University on October 24 that marks the most for a Sea Gull in a four-set match.
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.
The Sea Gulls are next in action in a CAC semifinal match, hosting the University of Mary Washington at Maggs Physical Activities Center on Thursday, November 5; the match is set for 7 p.m.
To view the full CoSIDA release, click here.