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Volleyball Places Three on CSC Academic All-District Team

Volleyball Places Three on CSC Academic All-District Team


EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State volleyball placed three student-athletes on the College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Team as announced on Tuesday afternoon. Fifth year Amani McArthur, senior Nalani Iosia and junior Julia Bishop all earned the distinction. It’s Bishop’s second consecutive season with an Academic All-District honor.
 
With three earning the honor in 2023, the Spartans have had a total of 27 student-athletes earn Academic All-District honors in program history.
 
To be eligible a student-athlete must have played in either 90 percent of sets or started in 66 percent of matches while maintaining at least a 3.50 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Student-athletes must be at least a sophomore academically.
 
McArthur made a major impact in her lone season at Michigan State, earning second team All-B1G honors alongside freshman Taylah Holdem. Her .346 hitting percentage finished the season ranked No. 10 in the conference and ranks No. 10 all-time for a single season at MSU. With 28 solo blocks this season, McArthur led the B1G in the category. Her 116 total blocks paced the Spartans as she finished the season with 1.09 blocks per set. Previously a three-time All-Conference USA selection, McArthur finished fourth on the team in kills (186) and second in points per set (2.43).
 
Fresh off an AVCA All-North Region honorable mention and an Academic All-B1G selection, Iosia earns the first Academic All-District honor of her career. Iosia posted a career-best season in her second year as a Spartan, collecting career-bests in digs (483) and digs per set (4.16). Iosia’s 483 digs rank No. 8 all-time for a single season at MSU, while her 4.16 digs per set ranks No. 9. Iosia finished the B1G season ranked No. 5 in digs per set and No. 4 in total digs.
 
A two-time Academic All-District and Academic All-B1G selection, Bishop surpassed 1,000 career assists in her junior season. Bishop started in 22 matches for MSU this past season and led the Spartans in assists (524) while posting a career-best 5.75 assists per set. Her 182 digs on 1.98 digs per set, along with her 16 service aces were also career highs.
 
Academic All-America selections will be announced on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.
 

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