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Jewasko earns Academic All-America accolades
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SAN ANTONIO — Senior Kelsey Jewasko added to her postseason haul of awards last week, as she earned Academic All-America honors from both the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


Jewasko named Lowe's Senior CLASS Award second-team All-American

SAN ANTONIO — Senior Kelsey Jewasko was named a second-team All-American by the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award last Thursday during the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship Semifinals at the Alamodome.

One of 10 finalists for the award, the San Antonio native capped off a record-setting career by becoming the program's all-time leader with 2,280 digs last month. She was named the Southland Conference Student-Athlete of the Year last week in addition to earning first-team All-Southland honors for the third time in her four years in the Alamo City last month.

Hawai'i outside hitter Kanani Danielson was selected as the recipient of this season's Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

Voted on by a nationwide panel of coaches, media and fans, the award is presented annually to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in NCAA Division I women's volleyball. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence — community, classroom, character and competition.

2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award winner
Kanani Danielson, Hawai'i

First-Team Lowe's Senior CLASS Award All-Americans
Kanani Danielson, Hawai'i
Kaylie Gibson, North Carolina
Sarah Havel, College of Charleston
Kim Hill, Pepperdine
Kelly Murphy, Florida

Second-Team Lowe's Senior CLASS Award All-Americans
Rachael Adams, Texas
Lane Carico, Miami (Fla.)
Kelsey Jewasko, UTSA
Tarah Murrey, California
Darlene Ramdin, St. John's



Jewasko earns Capital One/CoSIDA third-team Academic All-America honors

TOWSON, Md. — Senior Kelsey Jewasko earned third-team Capital One Academic All-America honors last Friday, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Jewasko, one of 18 NCAA Division I women's volleyball student-athletes recognized, becomes the third honoree and fifth selection in program history.

The San Antonio native, who carries a 3.94 GPA in interdisciplinary studies, was a Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist and also was named the Southland Conference Student-Athlete of the Year in addition to being named to the Academic All-Southland first team for the third time in her career last week.

The 5-foot-7 libero was equally impressive on the court this fall. She was collected first-team all-conference accolades for the third time during her career and earned All-Southland Tournament Team honors last month. Jewasko finished her career as the program's all-time leader with 2,280 digs.

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