Middle blocker Bailey Jones and setter Laurie Yearout were both named for the third straight year, heading five members of the Western Washington University volleyball team picked to the 2012 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Academic all-star team released today.
WWU middle blocker Emily Boerger was picked for the second consecutive time. Recognized for the first time were outside hitter Kelsey Moore and middle blocker Kayla Erickson.
Jones, an industrial design major, is maintaining a 3.86 grade point average; and Yearout, an English Literature major, has a 3.63 GPA.
Yearout ranks fifth nationally among NCAA Division II statistical leaders in assists with a 12.00 average. She is fourth among WWU career leaders in assists with 2,959.
Boerger is an anthropology and biology major with a 3.86 GPA. Moore is a business administration and international business major with a 3.48 GPA, and Erickson is a general studies major with a 3.28 GPA.
To qualify for the GNAC academic team an athlete must have a GPA of at least 3.20 and be in the at least the second season of competition at their university.