Olsen Named CoSIDA Academic All-American

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa volleyball student-athlete Annika Olsen was selected to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I Volleyball first team, the association announced Monday. Olsen is the fourth Hawkeye in program history, and the first since 1989, to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.
34537“We are so proud of Annika’s hard work and leadership as an outstanding student-athlete in our program,” said UI head coach Bond Shymansky. “She dedicated herself to our mantra of True Mental Toughness and embodied every aspect of it.  We are confident that Annika will be a great representative in the future as a Hawkeye forever.”
Olsen graduates on Dec. 16 with a degree in finance. She has a 4.06 cumulative GPA, has earned the Dean’s List three times, and is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten recipient.
Olsen led the Big Ten in total digs (531) and digs per set (4.87). The John’s Creek, Georgia, native reached double digits in digs in 30 matches, including a career-high 29 digs twice, at Indiana on Oct. 11 and against Illinois on Oct. 20. Olsen had 10 matches with 20-or-more digs during the 2017 season and finished her career ranked No. 5 in digs (1,556) in program history.

2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I Volleyball Team

Name School Yr. GPA Major
Alexis Conaway Iowa State Sr. 4.00 Kinesiology 
Ashley Evans  Purdue Sr. 3.88 Mechanical Engineering
Lily Johnson  Missouri State Sr. 3.96 Cell and Molecular Bio.
Jaelyn Keene  Illinois State Sr. 3.97 Financial Accounting
Rachel Minarick Michigan State Sr. 3.97 Kinesiology
Annika Olsen Iowa Sr. 4.06 Finance
Kristi Piedimonte Kennesaw State Sr. 4.00 Nursing
Name School Yr. GPA Major
Jacie McClure Louisiana Tech Sr. 4.00 Kin. & Health Promotion
Allison Penner UNCG Jr. 4.00 Accounting 
Kristen Stucker Austin Peay Jr. 4.00 Biology
Katie Tomasic Miami (Ohio) Sr. 4.00 Finance
Kori Waelbroeck IUPUI Sr. 4.00 Community Health
Haleigh Washington  Penn State Sr. 3.79 Philosophy
Jaali Winters Creighton Jr. 3.92 Business Information & Analytics and French
Name School Yr. GPA Major
Brianne Dixon Missouri State Sr. 4.00 Cell and Molecular Bio.
Ann Hollas Stephen F. Austin So. 4.00 Biology
Leah Lawrence Alabama Gr. 3.99/4.00 Accounting 
Ally Lunsford Bryant Sr. 4.00 Applied Psychology
Patricia Mattingly U.S. Naval Academy Jr. 3.83 Applied Mathematics
Kaylee Neal New Mexico State Gr. 4.00/4.00 Accounting
Anna Zwiebel LSU So. 4.09 Kinesiology