WASHINGTON - The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced it's 2015 Academic All-District™ Volleyball Teams and Gallaudet University senior setter TraciAnn Hoglind (Fishers, Ind.) was named to the District 2 team for Division III. Hoglind will now be added to the national ballot for the chance to earn Academic All-America honors, which will be announced on Tuesday, Dec. 8.
Hoglind is the third Gallaudet women's volleyball player in program history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District™ honors. The last GU women's volleyball player to be honored was Ann Whited in 2012 and prior to that Shana Lehmann in 2009. Whited went on to be selected to the 2012 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Volleyball Third Team as she became the first female in Gallaudet history to earn Academic All-America® honors.
Hoglind recently was named to the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) all-conference first team, her third All-NEAC honor in a row. She maintains a 3.88 grade point average and is pursuing a degree in Psychology.
The three-time NEAC Scholar-Athlete honoree is ranked first in the NEAC for assists (1,075), assists per set (10.24) and tenth in service aces (49). Hoglind ranks No. 27 in Division III for assists per set and 32nd for total assists. The team captain posted seven double-doubles and had 40 or more assists in 10 matches. She had a season best 58 assists in a 3-1 win over FDU-Florham on Oct. 10. She was named the NEAC Player of the Week for Sept. 8. In four years she has recorded 3,295 assists, 660 digs, 215 service assists, 48 blocks and 47 kills.
Outside of volleyball she is very active on campus where she serves as Phi Kappa Zeta's President and has been on the Dean's List for the past three years. This past summer she had a cognitive neuroscience internship at San Diego State University. She completed an internship with the Neuroscience Institute at the University of Illinois last May. Hoglind is currently a research assistant at Gallaudet University in Dr. Petitto's Brain and Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging (BL2). She has been inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma honor society and was 2010-11 Miss Deaf Teen America. The world traveler has back packed through 25 different countries.
To be eligible for CoSIDA Academic honors, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. District Two is comprised of Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.
About CoSIDA Academic All-America® Program
CoSIDA began this program in the 1950's, and since then, has honored thousands of deserving student-athletes from numerous sports and across all divisions with these elite CoSIDA Academic All-America® scholar-athlete honors. Currently, CoSIDA honors Academic All-Americans in 12 sports.
The Academic All-District™ teams include the student-athletes listed per sport and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the fifth year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
The Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2015-16 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.