AUSTIN, Texas --- Brigewater College middle blocker Carleigh Studtmann added to her list of honors on Wednesday afternoon as he was named a Third Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Studtmann pairs this laurel with back-to-back ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete awards.
To be eligible for Academic All-America, an athlete must have earned a spot on his or her Academic All-District team. Nominees must be of sophomore academic standing, be a started or important reserve, and boast a grade point average of at least 3.30 on a 4.00 scale.
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Studtmann, a senior from Salem, Va., maintains a 4.00 grade point average as a Biochemistry major with minors in Mathematics and Neuroscience. Now a three-time honoree on the All-ODAC Academic Team, she has well-represented Bridgewater in a number of fashions including vice-president of the Bridgewater chemistry club and member of the Emerging Leaders Program. This past summer, she began participating as a NeuroSURF Fellow thru the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute. She previously won the Bridgewater First-Year Chemistry Award (2015) as well as the John M. Martin Organic Chemistry Award (2016).
On the court, Studtmann is now a three-time All-ODAC honoree, adding a first team honor this season to second team and third team selections in 2016 and 2015, respectively. She is third in the ODAC in hitting percentage (.318), eighth in solo blocks (17), and ninth in overall blocks per set (0.65). She will graduate with 700 career kills at a .270 attack percentage with 233 total blocks over her four-year Eagles' tenure.