Women's Volleyball
    Four Trojans Receive Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention

    Senior defensive specialist Erin Yoder

    Nov. 21, 2012

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - USC women's volleyball junior All-American libero Natalie Hagglund headlined a group of four Trojans chosen for Pac-12 Conference All-Academic honorable mention in conjunction with the 2012 Pac-12 All-Academic teams which were announced on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Hagglund was also chosen for Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 first-team honors earlier this month.

    Hagglund is a communications major at the Annenberg School for Communication with a 3.44 grade-point average. She is joined by seniors Natasa Siljkovic and Erin Yoder, and sophomore Emily Young. Siljkovic is a middle blocker who will graduate in May 2013 with a degree in international relations from USC's Dorsife School. Yoder--a service and defensive specialist holds a 3.50 GPA in human performance and will also graduate in May from the Dorsife School. A setter/opposite hitter, Young is majoring in business administration at USC's famed Marshall School of Business with a 3.47 grade-point average.

    To be eligible for selection to the all-academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor. It is the first time each of the selected Trojans have been chosen for conference academic honors.

    The Trojans (27-4, 15-4 Pac-12) defeated Oregon State on Tuesday and will close out the regular season at 6 p.m. PT match on Friday, Nov. 23, with rival UCLA. The Trojans and the seventh-ranked Bruins (21-7, 13-6 Pac-12) will meet in the newly renovated Pauley Pavilion in a match televised live on the Pac-12 Networks with Anne Marie Anderson and Holly McPeak on the call. Please visit www.USCTrojans.com for more information.