St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 5, 2015 – Washington University in St. Louis junior middle hitter Caroline Dupont and senior setter Allison Zastrow were among eight individuals selected to the 2015 Academic All-District Five Division III Volleyball Team, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Dupont ranks third in NCAA Division III with a .419 hitting percentage this season, and is second on the WashU team with 305 kills (2.82 per set). She is also second on the team with 82 blocks and 28 service aces this season. Dupont became the 26th player in school history to join the 1,000-kill club, reaching the milestone in the Bears' win at Westminster College (Mo.) Oct. 20. The 2013 AVCA Division III National Freshman of the Year, she earned All-America First-Team honors in 2013 and was an honorable mention All-American last season. A two-time All-Central Region First Team and All-UAA First Team honoree, Dupont holds a 3.56 GPA while majoring in math with minors in Spanish and economics.
Zastrow has accumulated 1,1,281 assists this season, and ranks second in NCAA Division III with 11.65 assists per set. She has also moved into 10th on WashU's all-time career assists leaderboard with 2,380 assists. This season she has topped the 50-assist mark eight times, and recorded double-doubles of assists and digs in 15 matches. A 2014 All-Central Region honorable mention and All-UAA First Team selection, Zastrow has also accumulated 581 kills, 752 digs, 141 blocks and 73 service aces while playing in 141 of 142 career matches. She holds a 3.61 GPA while majoring in physics with a minor in religious studies.
In order to be selected to an Academic All-District team, a student-athlete must possess at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA and be at least a sophomore in academic and athletic standing. As first-team Academic All-District honorees, Dupont and Zastrow will be among the nominees for the Academic All-America Volleyball Team, which will be announced Tuesday, Dec. 8.
Dupont and Zastrow have helped lead the Bears to a 29-2 overall record this season and a No. 3 national ranking. WashU begins play at the UAA Championship against New York University at Noon (ET) Friday in Rochester, N.Y.