Eight Volleyball Trojans Chosen for Pac-12 Academic Honorable Mention|
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Nov. 25, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 Conference honored its 2014 volleyball all-academic teams on Tuesday (Nov. 25) with eight players from USC receiving honorable mention status. The Women of Troy previously had as many as five players chosen for academic honors: once each in 2001 and 2003.
Senior setter/outside hitter Emily Young (Schaumburg, Ill.) was chosen for the third time in her career. Young was also named to the Capital One CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-District 8 First Team on Nov. 6. Senior middle blocker Hannah Schraer (Arcadia, Calif.) received her second-career conference academic honorable mention nod. Young has a 3.69 undergraduate grade point average and will complete a degree in business administration in December 2014. She has also begun coursework toward a master's degree in communication management and currently has a 4.00 GPA in graduate courses. Schraer is a policy, planning, and development major with a 3.10 GPA.
The Trojans had six first-time selections for Pac-12 academic honorable mention including senior setter Hayley Crone (Temecula, Calif.) who has a 3.15 GPA in communication. Junior middle blocker Alicia Ogoms (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) holds a 3.02 GPA in policy, planning, and development, and also received her first honorable mention selection.
Four sophomores were named to the team with honorable mention status. Libero Anne Marie Schmidt (Saratoga, Calif. / 3.66 GPA / undeclared), setter Alice Pizzasegola (Rivergaro, Italy / 3.32 GPA / undeclared), outside hitter Elise Ruddins (Laguna Niguel, Calif. / 3.21 GPA / communication), and libero Taylor Whittingham (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. / 3.16 GPA / communication) each received their first-career selections.
The Women of Troy are on the road for their final two regular-season matches. USC needs to win one in order to become eligible for the NCAA tournament. The Trojans take on No. 14 Arizona on Wednesday (Nov. 26) at 6 p.m. MT (5 p.m. PT) at McKale Center in Tucson, Ariz., and then face No. 17 UCLA on Friday (Nov. 28) at 8:30 p.m. PT at Pauley Pavilion in Westwood, Calif. The USC-UCLA match will be broadcast live on ESPNU.
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