Wednesday, 21 February 2024

NCAA Womens Volleyball

Jehlárová and Isanovic earn CSC Academic All-America honors

Jehlárová and Isanovic earn CSC Academic All-America honors

AUSTIN, Texas — A pair of Washington State volleyball fifth-year student athletes, Iman Isanovic and Magda Jehlářová, were each named to the 2023 Academic All-America women’s volleyball teams as announced by the College Sports Communicators (CSC).

Both of the Cougars’ fifth-year seniors were voted onto this year’s Academic All-America third team, with Isanovic representing the only three-time CSC Academic All-America honoree, having been named second and third team in 2022 and 2021, respectively.  Jehlářová was also a second-team honoree in 2022 as the Euro tandem represented the only teammates on this year’s Division I Academic All-America teams to have each earned the award more than once in their careers.

Washington State joined Arkansas (2), Creighton (2), Pittsburgh (2), and Stanford (2), as the only five Division I institutions with multiple student athletes on this year’s CSC Academic All-America teams.

Jehlářová became the NCAA leader in career blocks (769), while also setting a Washington State single-season record for hitting percentage (.424) in her final season at WSU.  A master’s student in Management, Jehlářová was the 2022 Pac-12 Women’s Volleyball Scholar Athlete of the Year, and leaves Washington State as the program’s career leader in matches played (147), hitting percentage (.384), and block assists (624).  The only five-time first-team all-conference selection in Pac-12 history, Jehlářová was the second overall pick in the Professional Volleyball Federation (PVF) inaugural collegiate player draft back in December.

Fifth-year graduate transfer from Arizona State, Iman Isanovic, made an instant impact on the court in her lone season on the Palouse, averaging 3.22 kills/set with a career-high .249 hitting percentage.  A graduate student in Political Science, Isanovic is now a three-time CSC Academic All-America honoree, and was recognized as a WSU Student Athlete of the Month in September, a month that also saw the Cougars go 11-0 while winning streak with top-25 wins over BYU, Baylor, and Texas.  During her first-career postseason run, Isanovic averaged 3.50 kills/set and 1.60 digs/set, while hitting .239.  She finished the Cougars’ opening-round win over Grand Canyon, her NCAA…

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