(AMES) Cyclones Kristen Hahn, Alison Landwehr and Jamie Straube have been named to the Capital One All-District VI Team, it was announced Thursday. It is the first district honor for both Hahn and Landwehr and the second nod for Straube.
Working towards a degree in kinesiology, Hahn has maintained a 3.34 cumulative grade-point average, while cementing herself as the top libero in the Big 12, averaging a league-best 5.45 digs per set this season and earning six weekly awards. The Cedar Rapids native is the reigning Big 12 Libero of the Year.
Landwehr, a St. Louis, Mo. product, remains a key to Iowa State’s strong offense in 2012, averaging 11.88 assists per set in Big 12 play. The senior is just as strong in the classroom, boasting a 3.91 cumulative GPA while earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Tecumseh, Neb. native Straube, who was last named to the academic all-district team in 2010, holds a 3.99 cumulative GPA in her course work leading to a degree in kinesiology. On the court, the two-time AVCA All-America honorable mention ranks eighth in the Big 12 this season with a .314 average.
The Capital One Academic All-District teams recognize the nation’s top student‐athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America. First‐team Academic All‐District ® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All‐America® Team ballot, where first‐,second‐ and third‐team All‐America honorees will be selected later this month.
Hahn, Landwehr and Straube are three of seven Big 12 student-athletes named to the academic all-district teams and are among five league players selected to their district’s first team.
The trio and the rest of the Cyclone volleyball team will be back on the court in Norman, Okla. on Saturday at noon CST, taking on Oklahoma.