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Academic All-Southland Bearkats
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Release: 12/15/2011
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Kim Black and Kym Loving of Sam Houston State have been named to the 2011 Academic All-Southland Conference honor squad.

A senior middle blocker from Huntsville, Black was an All-Southland Conference first team selection. She  ranked No. 5 in the league in blocks with a season total of 130,  the second most by a Bearkat since SHSU moved up to the NCAA Division I level . Black earned All-tournament in three of the four tournaments in which Kats participated. She completed her career No. 2 all-time in SHSU career blocks

The accounting major who holds a 3.33 overall grade point average is a Dean's List student and has been a member of the Southland Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll her entire career at Sam Houston.

A senior setter from Houston Cypress High School, Loving was an All-Southland Conference honorable mention selection this season after starting every match. She finished the year No. 6 in Southland in assists and No. 4 in service aces and totaled double figure digs in nine matches. She completed her career ranked No. 4 in Sam Houston all-time assists.

A finance major with a 3.62 overall grade point average, Loving is Golden Key International honor society member, was listed in Who's Who Among Sutdents in American Universities and Colleges, a  Beta Gamma Sigmna (national business honor society) member, a Dean's List student,  Southland Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll member and SHSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee member.

The 2011 Academic All-Southland Conference Volleyball Team

First Team

         

Name

University

Cl.

Pos

GPA

Major

Kelsey Jewasko

UTSA

Sr.

DS

3.94

Interdisciplinary Studies

Kelsey Schwirtlich

UTSA

Sr.

S

3.91

Mechanical Engineering

Sabrina Burns

Stephen F. Austin

Jr.

MB

4.00

Accounting

Madison Hanlan

Stephen F. Austin

Jr.

DS

4.00

Biology

Tara Frantz

UT Arlington

Sr.

OH

3.71

Kinesiology

Alicia Shaffer

UT Arlington

Sr.

DS

3.65

Business Management

Nicole Bowden

McNeese State

Sr.

OH

3.21

Health Promotion

Kim Black

Sam Houston

Sr.

MB

3.33

Accounting

Whitney Walls

UTSA

Jr.

OH

3.30

Marketing

Amari Deardorff

Texas State

So.

OH

3.77

Political Science

Caleigh McCorquodale

Texas State

Jr.

S

3.29

Fashion Merchandising

Cristin Curl

Central Arkansas

Sr.

DS

3.77

Business Management

           

Second Team

         

Kym Loving

Sam Houston

Sr.

S

3.62

Finance

Becky Bekelja

McNeese State

Jr.

S

3.55

Biology Education

Logen Bourque

TAMUCC

So.

S

3.81

Kinesiology

Paige Dollison

Southeastern La.

Sr.

MB

3.56

Biological Sciences

Amanda Aguilera

UT Arlington

Sr.

OH

3.07

Communications

Whitney Ellisor2

McNeese State

Jr.

DS

3.88

Mathematics

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