BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU volleyball's senior middle blocker Olivia Beyer and junior setter Anna Zwiebel notched Google Cloud Academic All-America First Team honors Monday morning as voted upon by the College Sports Information Directors of America [CoSIDA].
LSU is the only school in the country to earn two All-America honors on the seven-member first team, the only school in the SEC to earn honors and one of two schools to have two earn the feat. The two are the third and fourth Academic All-America honors in program history. Zwiebel becomes the first player in program history to earn the honor twice as she was named to the third team last season.
Beyer and Zwiebel have the top two GPAs on the team coming in at 4.10 and 4.09, respectively. Beyer will graduate with a degree in Nutrition and Food sciences at the end of this academic year, while Zwiebel is majoring in kinesiology. Beyer and Zwiebel have the top two GPA's on the first team list.
A Canton, Michigan native, Beyer finished with the best hitting percentage on the team at .279. She finished third on the team in blocks with 71 and averaged 1.78 kills per set as a middle blocker. Beyer has finished in double-digit kills four times this season with a season-high of 12 kills in the five-set win over SMU. She picked up a season-high six blocks on two occasions against Texas State and Georgia, while also recording a career-high of a .500 hitting percentage at Georgia on September 21.
As a setter, Zwiebel hit .358 with 31 kills on 67 attacks this season. She averaged 4.24 assists per set, recording over 30 assists on six occasions with a season-high of 59 at Ole Miss on October 7. She had five matches with 10 or more digs, including a season-high of 14 against SMU and Texas A&M. This season, Zwiebel had a career-high four aces at Georgia on September 21 and matched a career-high of six kills against Auburn on October 14.