Washington U.’s Marilee Fisher Earns Academic All-America Honors
St. Louis, Mo., December 13, 2011 – Washington University in St. Louis junior setter Marilee Fisher was named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America Division III Volleyball third team, as announced Tuesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Fisher, who carries a 3.66 GPA in chemistry, became the seventh Academic All-America volleyball player in Washington University school history. She was one of just two University Athletic Association (UAA) athletes to earn Academic All-America honors this year. Case Western Reserve University senior Tricia McCutchan was named to the Academic All-America first team. In November, Fisher was one of six NCAA Division III volleyball players to receive Academic All-District V honors. She was also a Capital One Third-Team Academic All-District honoree in 2010.
Overall, 18 student-athletes were named to the Academic All-America Division II Volleyball first, second and third teams. Fisher was one of just six juniors to receive Academic All-America recognition, as the other 12 honorees were seniors.
In order to receive Academic All-America honors, a student-athlete must demonstrate success on the playing field and in the classroom, with both academic and athletic achievements taken into consideration. The student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA and be at least a sophomore in academic and athletic standing.