Weststeyn, Mason Earn National Honors

Two volleyball players named Academic All-Americans

Dec. 10, 2014 By Neil Morgan

CoSIDA Release

Amy Weststeyn is one of just six volleyball players in the country to be named to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American College Division First Team. Joining her with second team honors is junior outside hitter Alyssa Mason.

 

Weststeyn wins her second career Academic All-American award while Mason claims her first in her first season of eligibility for the honor.

Each year 12 players from across the nation are selected to these prestigious teams. The College Division includes players from the NAIA and two-year college athletic programs. Academic All-Americans can be sophomores, juniors or seniors who have been with their team for at least one calendar year and have a cumulative grade point average above 3.3.

Weststeyn becomes Biola’s fourth Academic All-American first team member in its entire athletic history. The last first team volleyball player was Meghan Warkentin in 2008.

Weststeyn compiled a 3.95 cumulative grade point average while studying journalism and integrated media. She was recently named the NAIA National Player of the Year.

Mason boasts a 4.0 grade point average with a communication disorders major. She was also recently named an NAIA All-American and had a fantastic run at the NAIA National Championship Tournament to cap a remarkable junior year.

Biola’s two Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American recipients were the only volleyball players from the Golden State Athletic Conference to make the cut. They represent Biola Volleyball’s fifth and sixth all-time Academic All-Americans.

Both players were also recently named NAIA and GSAC Scholar-Athletes.

Biola finished the 2014 season ranked No. 3 in the NAIA Top-25 Coaches’ poll with a 32-5 overall record and NAIA Semifinal appearance.

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