Kelly Earns CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team Honors

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior libero Molly Kelly has been named a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District first team honoree for district six. Kelly’s honor marks the second consecutive year Iowa has earned this distinction (Annika Olsen).

To be eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-American, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at her current institution.

“Molly has been the consummate team captain, leading in every way.  We are so proud of her accomplishments in the classroom, on the court, and in our community.  We fully expect Molly to change the world someday soon,” UI head coach Bond Shymansky said.

An International studies and Religious studies major, Kelly holds a 4.06 grade point average (GPA) during her final season as a Hawkeye. On the court, Kelly leads the Big Ten with 5.11 digs per set and 516 total digs. Kelly set a school record for digs in a three-set match with 27 at Minnesota on Oct. 19.

The 2018 CoSIDA Academic All-District Volleyball Team recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom.

First team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot, with first, second, and third team Academic All-America honorees announced in December.