ROSEMONT, Ill. – Three Big Ten Conference volleyball student-athletes have been selected as Academic All-Americans by members of the College Sports Communicators (CSC), the organization announced on Tuesday.
Nebraska’s Lexi Rodriguez was selected to the First Team, while Ohio State’s Emily Londot received Second Team honors and Wisconsin’s Julia Orzol was recognized on the Third Team.
Rodriguez earns the First Team honor after being named the Big Ten’s Defensive Player of the Year, helping Nebraska to a National Championship Final appearance, a Big Ten championship and a 33-2 overall record.
A unanimous selection for the All-Big Ten First Team, Londot received Second Team honors after leading the conference in kills/set (5.06) and points/set (5.51) during the regular season. Londot capped her season with AVCA All-Region honors for the fourth time in her Ohio State career.
Orzol earns Third Team recognition to go along with her Elite 90 award, an honor given to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average among all of the participants at the NCAA National Championship. The junior libero helped the Badgers to the National Semifinal for the sixth time in program history.
A full list of the Big Ten volleyball Academic All-Americans can be found below, with the complete list of Division I volleyball Academic All-Americans available here.
CSC Volleyball Academic All-Americans
Lexi Rodriguez, Jr., L, Nebraska, (3.65, Advertising & Public Relations)
Emily Londot, Sr., OH, Ohio State, (3.98, Sport Industry)
Julia Orzol, Jr., L, Wisconsin, (3.93, Accounting)