2007 Academic All-Big 12 Volleyball Team Announced

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IRVING, Texas - The Big 12 Conference has named 53 student-athletes to the 2007 Academic All-Big 12 Volleyball Team, the league office announced.

Among those honored were six nominated with a 4.00 grade point average. The players with a perfect GPA include Amy Vos (Iowa State), Kelsey Chipman (Kansas State), Christina Houghtelling and Sarah Pavan (Nebraska), along with Heather Kisner (Texas) and Alicia Ostmeyer (Texas Tech).

Kansas State and Nebraska led the conference with seven selections each to the squad -- all first team selections.

Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the volleyball academic all-league team consisted of 44 first team members combined with nine on the second team. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.

To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of her team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.

2007 Academic All-Big 12 volleyball Team

First Team (3.20-plus GPA; % - indicates nominated with a 4.00 GPA)

Name, School Class Major Hometown

Anna Breyfogle, Baylor So. Psychology Buda, Texas

Amanda Modglin, Baylor Sr. Speech Communications Houston, Texas

Kristen Schramek, Baylor Sr. Master’s Sport Management Boerne, Texas

Alex Buth, Colorado Jr. Business (emphasis in Marketing) East Grand Rapids, Mich.

Therese Vinal, Colorado Sr. Broadcast News Santa Clara, Calif.

Erin Boeve, Iowa State Sr. Community and Public Health Steen, Minn.

Lauren Cummings, Iowa State Sr. Marketing Ankeny, Iowa

Diane Kieger, Iowa State So. Hotel Restaurant Institutional Management Shoreview, Minn.

Amy Vos, Iowa State% Jr. Dietics Burlington, Wis.

Amy Brown, Kansas Sr. Health & Physical Education Baldwin City, Kan.

Melissa Grieb, Kansas So. Human Biology Olathe, Kan.

Caitlin Mahoney, Kansas Sr. Sports & Fitness Management St. Louis, Mo.

Katie Martincich, Kansas So. Sport Management & Business Marketing Shawnee, Kan.

Savannah Noyes, Kansas Jr. Pre-nursing/Community Health Indianola, Neb.

Kelsey Chipman, Kansas State% So. Life Science/Pre-Med Topeka, Kan.

Megan Farr, Kansas State Jr. General Management Manhattan, Kan.

Jenny Jantsch, Kansas State Jr. Accounting Kansas City, Mo.

Angie Lastra, Kansas State Sr. Life Science/Pre-Med Carolina, Puerto Rico

Lauren Rosenthal, Kansas State Sr. Architectural Engineering San Antonio, Texas

Stacey Spiegelberg, Kansas State Sr. Life Science Overland Park, Kan.

Leslie Townsend, Kansas State Jr. Finance Topeka, Kan.

Tatum Ailes, Missouri Sr. Business Bellevue, Neb.

Lindsay Smith, Missouri Sr. Nursing Hermann, Mo.

Lei Wang, Missouri So. Business Shanghai, China

Na Yang, Missouri Sr. Business Shan Dong, China

Kori Cooper, Nebraska So. Pre Speech-Language Pathology Amarillo, Texas

Maggie Griffin, Nebraska Sr. Finance St. Charles, Ill.

Christina Houghtelling, Nebraska % Sr. Elementary Education Cambridge, Neb.

Jordan Larson, Nebraska Jr. Communication Studies Hooper, Neb.

Sarah Pavan, Nebraska% Sr. Biochemistry Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Rachel Schwartz, Nebraska Jr. Communication Studies Lincoln, Neb.

Tracy Stalls, Nebraska Sr. Individualized Program of Studies Denver, Colo.

Lacy Barnes, Oklahoma Jr. Journalism Rose Hill, Kan.

Francie Ekwerekwu, Oklahoma Fr. Human Relations Arlington, Texas

Bridget Laplante, Oklahoma So. Industrial Engineering Tomball, Texas

Hannah Sharp, Oklahoma Sr. Finance Fishers, N.Y.

Heather Kisner, Texas% So. Business Sugar Land, Texas

Michelle Moriarty, Texas Sr. Sport Management Houston, Texas

Lauren Paolini, Texas Jr. Biology Ann Arbor, Mich.

Jennifer Moore, Texas A&M Sr. Communication Allen, Texas

Amy Gandy, Texas Tech Sr. Exercise and Sport Sciences Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Jenn Harrell, Texas Tech So. Multidisciplinary Studies Katy, Texas

Alicia Ostmeyer, Texas Tech % Sr. Speech Language Hearing Grinnell, Kan.

Emily Ziegler, Texas Tech Sr. Exercise and Sport Sciences Dallas, Texas

Second Team (3.00 to 3.19 GPA)

Name, School Class Major Hometown

Kelsey Smith, Baylor So. Marketing Lubbock, Texas

Kaitlyn Burkett, Colorado So. Pre-Communications Colorado Springs, Colo.

Kristen Karlik, Colorado Sr. Psychology Colorado Springs, Colo.

Lauren Schaefer, Colorado Jr. Business Mountain View, Calif.

Mary Bisenius, Iowa State Jr. Design Sioux City, Iowa

Natalie Uhart, Kansas Jr. Communications Lansing, Kan.

Anna Stadel, Oklahoma Sr. Health and Exerciese Science Osage City, Kan.

Jenny Banse, Texas A&M So. General Studies San Antonio, Texas

Mary Batis, Texas A&M So. Sport Management San Antonio, Texas