NCAA Womens Volleyball

Julia Orzol wins the Elite 90 award

Julia Orzol wins the Elite 90 award

TAMPA, Fla. – Julia Orzol, a junior libero on the third-ranked Wisconsin volleyball team, has been named the NCAA Elite 90 award winner. This distinguished award goes to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average among all of the participants at the NCAA National Championship. She is the first Badger volleyball player to earn the award the six UW athlete recognized.

The Olsztyn, Poland, native has 3.93 cumulative grade point average in business: accounting. The award was announced following the Badgers’ practice at Amalie Arena on Wednesday afternoon, by the NCAA. 

On the court, the 6-foot libero/outside hitter is a three-year starter for the Badgers, transitioning to libero this season after two seasons at outside hitter. This season, she has played in all 33 matches and 115 sets, starting 27 at libero and six at outside hitter. She ranks first on the team with 3.52 digs per set, recording double-figure digs in 27 matches. Orzol has led the team in digs in 22 matches this season.

The junior leads the team with 0.32 service aces per set, recording a career-high four aces vs Ohio State. Orzol also chips in 0.50 assist per set. In the NCAA tournament, she earned Madison Regional All-Tournament team. 


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