TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology volleyball players Bailey MacInnis and Gabi Razma became the first teammates to earn first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American honors in the history of women's athletics at the college, in results released Tuesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
MacInnis and Razma were chosen as two of just seven first-team selections from over 400 institutions that play NCAA Division III volleyball nationwide. Rose-Hulman was the only institution with two first-team selections (see chart below).
Rose-Hulman student-athletes have now combined for 132 Academic All-American awards, including 32 consecutive years with at least one Academic All-American. The 32-year streak ranks sixth among all NCAA institutions and first in NCAA Division III. MacInnis and Razma are the third and fourth Academic All-Americans in Fightin' Engineer volleyball history, joining third-team selections Anna Lewer (2012) and Sarah Jensen (2015).
Rose-Hulman's combined Academic All-America total ranks No. 10 nationally among NCAA Division III institutions and in the top 30 among all United States colleges.
MacInnis earned first-team all-HCAC honors for the second year in a row this fall. She ranked in the national top 75 in kills per set (3.32) and hit at a .222 overall percentage this season. Her season totals included 372 kills, 122 digs and 49 total blocks.
MacInnis moved into the Fightin' Engineer career top 10 with 866 career kills through the end of her junior campaign. In the classroom, MacInnis entered the 2017 season with a perfect 4.00 grade point average as a biomedical engineering major.
Razma was named HCAC Defensive Most Valuable Player for her efforts on the court this season. She caps her career as a four-time first-team all-HCAC selection and a two-time HCAC Defensive Most Valuable Player.
Razma fnished the regular season ranked No. 12 in NCAA Division III in digs (662) and No. 14 in digs per set (5.91) this season. She holds the Rose-Hulman single-game (46) and career (2,655) school records for digs. In the classroom, Razma carried a 3.97 grade point average as a biomedical engineering major.
Rose-Hulman finished 20-12 for its best season since 2012. The Fightin' Engineers reached the HCAC Tournament Championship Match for the first time since 2011 and earned a top-two seed in a conference tournament for the first time in program history this season.
The CoSIDA Academic All-America Team is voted on by a nearly 400 NCAA Division III sports information directors and CoSIDA board members from across the country. The highest vote getters among candidates on the ballot receive Academic All-America recognition.
2017 NCAA DIVISION III CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM SELECTIONS
|Haley Bergan||Loras College||Sr.||4.00||Accounting|
|Abby Bertics||MIT||Jr.||4.00||Electrical Engineering & Computer Science|
|Jenna Lodewyk||Calvin College||Sr.||3.88||Business|
|Bailey MacInnis||Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology||Jr.||4.00||Biomedical Engineering|
|Gabriele Razma||Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology||Sr.||3.97||Biomedical Engineering|
|Jillian Schulte||Cornell College (Iowa)||Jr.||4.00||Medical Anthropology & Ethnic Studies|
|Erin Weisgarber||Bluffton University||Jr.||4.00||Mathematics|