Middle blocker Bailey Jones (Sr., Mukilteo/Kamiak) and setter Laurie Yearout (Sr., Spokane/Lewis & Clark) were both named for the third straight year, heading five members of the Western Washington University volleyball team picked to the 2012 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Academic all-star team released today.
WWU middle blocker Emily Boerger (Jr., Marysville/Marysville-Pilchuck) was picked for the second consecutive time. Recognized for the first time were outside hitter Kelsey Moore (So., Bellevue/Newport) and middle blocker Kayla Erickson (So., Gig Harbor/Peninsula).
Jones, an industrial design major, is maintaining a 3.86 (4.0 scale) grade point average; and Yearout, an English Literature major, has a 3.63 GPA.
Yearout ranks fifth nationally among NCAA Division II statistical leaders in assists with a 12.00 average. She is fourth among WWU career leaders in assists with 2,959.
Boerger is an anthropology and biology major with a 3.86 GPA. Moore is a business administration and international business major with a 3.48 GPA, and Erickson is a general studies major with a 3.28 GPA.
To qualify for the GNAC academic team an athlete must have a GPA of at least 3.20 and be in the at least the second season of competition at their university.