VERMILLION, S.D. – (goyotes.com) South Dakota sophomore Kaitlyn Hastings has been voted to the Capital One First-Team Academic All-District VI Volleyball Team by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). As a first-team honoree, she is now eligible to earn Academic All-America honors next month.
Hastings, a Biology major from New Berlin, Wis., was the lone Summit League volleyball player to make an Academic All-District team this year. The defensive specialist has a 4.0 cumulative GPA and has played in every set for the Coyotes this season while averaging 2.45 digs and 0.34 aces per set.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.3 GPA, must have participated in 50 percent of his/her team's competitions, must have sophomore status or higher and must have completed one full calendar year at his/her current institution.
District VI includes Division I schools from North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
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In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions, 62 All-Americans and 50 Academic All-America selections.