NORTHFIELD, Vt. - Senior Emily Oliver (Sagamore Hills, Ohio) of the Norwich University volleyball team was named to the 2018 Academic All-District Volleyball team for NCAA Division III District I, College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday.
Oliver becomes just the second student-athlete in Norwich volleyball history to earn Academic All-District honors, joining Ivana Batur who took home the honor in 2011.
Majoring in Mechanical Engineering on a Pre-Med track, Oliver has maintained a near-perfect 3.92 GPA while playing three sports at Norwich. She served as team captain for the volleyball team this fall, is currently serving as a co-captain of the women's basketball team, and will return to the diamond this spring for her fourth season with Norwich softball.
After wrapping up her volleyball career this past fall, she wound up in the top ten in program history in career totals for service aces, digs, blocks, sets played, matches played, and assists. She broke the single-season assists and assists per set record this year with 754 and 7.94 respectively. She has the second, third, fourth, and fifth highest single-game assist total in program history and she finished in the top ten in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference for assists and assists per set.
Oliver was one of just eight selection in District I, an area encompassing Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, and was the only GNAC representative on the team. She'll will now be entered into the pool of candidates to earn Google Cloud Academic All-American honors, as selected by CoSIDA. Those teams will be announced in early December.