Four student-athletes from the Southeastern Conference were named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Volleyball Team, selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The 2018 Google Cloud 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 Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team (if applicable) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in early December.
Auburn's Shaina White was named to the District 4 First Team, while LSU's Olivia Beyer and Anna Zwiebel and Ole Miss' Caroline Adams earned a spot on the District 6 First Team.
White, a junior middle blocker with a 3.93 grade point average in accounting, has been the team's most efficient hitter for the second-straight season, holding a .336 hitting clip in 2018. In addition, she is one of the team's top blockers this year with a .72 blocks/set average. White came to the Plains as a sophomore transfer for the 2017 season and was an immediate impact to the program. She currently holds the single-season record (rally-scoring only) in hitting percentage, setting that mark last year with a .367 clip.
Beyer, a senior middle blocker with a 4.10 GPA in nutrition and food sciences, is hitting .288 on the season. She is third on the team in blocks with 54 and averages 1.82 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.
Zwiebel, a junior setter with a 4.09 GPA in kinesiology, is hitting .403 with 31 kills on 62 attacks this season. She averages 5.17 assists per set, recording over 30 assists on six occasions with a season-high of 59 at Ole Miss on October 7. Zwiebel has five matches with 10 or more digs, including a season-high of 14 against SMU and Texas A&M. This season, she had a career-high four aces at Georgia on September 21 and matched a career-high of six kills against Auburn on October 14.
Adams, a senior defensive specialist with a 3.99 GPA in communication disorders, ranks second all-time in program history with 1,421 digs and set the single-season record with 522 a year ago. She has also been an SEC Community Service Team selection and volunteers in several community activities. Adams ranks in the Top 10 in the league in digs and averages nearly four digs a set.