PORTLAND, Ore. – Led by a 3.65 grade-point average from junior Vanessa Boyer, the Alaska Anchorage volleyball team equaled a program best Friday by landing six players on the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference Team.
The Seawolves had two players land their third conecutive GNAC academic awards as seniors Chrisalyn Johnson (3.50, mechanical engineering) and Taylor Noga (3.29, civil engineering) made the grade again. Both players hail from Anchorage – Johnson from Dimond High and Noga from East High.
Meanwhile, Boyer earned her second straight honor and posted the Seawolves’ highest overall GPA for the second year in a row. The Salem, Ore. (McNary HS) product is majoring in psychology.
Joining the veteran trio were sophomores and first-time academic award-winners Jalisa Ingram (3.50, sociology, Flagstaff, Ariz./Coconino HS), Casey Davenport (3.41, health sciences, Auburn, Wash./Mountainview HS) and Vera Pluharova (3.29, natural sciences, Nechanice, Czech Republic).
UAA’s six selections equal the 2003 team for the program’s most in the 18-year history of the GNAC.
To earn a spot on the GNAC Academic All-Conference Team, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum 3.20 overall GPA and be in at least her second season of competition at a GNAC institution.
The Seawolves (20-6, 13-5 GNAC) end the regular season with road matches this week at Central Washington on Thursday (6 p.m. AST) and Saturday at Northwest Nazarene (11 a.m. AST). Both matches can be seen live at gnac.tv.
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