Philosophy Major Haleigh Washington Named Academic All-America
Washington Named Academic All-America
Junior makes second Academic All-America selection with third team appearance
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – For the second straight season, junior middle blocker Haleigh Washington has garnered College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America honors, as the organization announced on Thursday morning. After earning second team honors in 2015, Washington earned her second career Academic All-America honors this season, being named to the third team.
Washington continues to be one of the most consistent hitters in the college game, leading Penn State and the Big Ten while ranking second in the nation in hitting percentage with a startling .435 clip. The percentage is also the best among all players from Power Five institutions. Washington has led the team in blocks, posting 133 total while adding 281 total kills, good for second on the team. The Colorado Springs, Colorado native added 71 digs on the season and 24 service aces, good for second best on the team.
In the classroom, Washington boasts a 3.83 GPA while double majoring in philosophy and psychology.
Washington is joined on the third team by Wyoming’s Laura Beach, Kent State’s Kelsey Bittinger, Wisconsin’s Lauren Carlini, Temple’s Kyra Coundourides and Hofstra’s Hannah Clem. Washington is one of nine players on the three All-America teams to repeat as a selection on the 2016 squad.
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