Washington University’s Marilee Fisher Named to Capital One Academic All-America Volleyball Second Team
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 11, 2012 – Washington University in St. Louis senior setter Marilee Fisher was selected to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division III Volleyball Second Team, as announced Tuesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Fisher, who was named to the Academic All-America Third Team in 2011, became the third volleyball player in school history to earn back-to-back Academic All-America honors. She joins Amy Albers (1993, 1994) and Amy Sullivan (1992, 1993) as a repeat honoree, and is the 10th Academic All-America selection in Washington U. volleyball history.
Fisher is one of three players in school history to receive All-America recognition all four seasons in her career. She was selected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America first team for the third-straight season (2010-12) after earning second-team honors in 2009. Fisher was also a four-time AVCA All-Region honoree and received all-University Athletic Association (UAA) first-team honors for the third-straight season in 2012.
Fisher, who carries a 3.54 GPA while majoring in chemistry, finished her career with 4,475 assists, which ranks fourth on Washington University’s all-time list. In 2012, she averaged 9.60 assists per set and was second on the team with 30 service aces, while ranking third with 201 digs.
The Capital One Academic All-America Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. In order to be selected to the Academic All-America team, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA, and be at least a sophomore in academic and athletic standing.