Nov. 15, 2005
WACO, Texas - Baylor senior setter Emily Huston (Santa Rosa, Calif.), junior outside hitter Nicole LeBlanc (Tampa, Fla.), sophomore setter Amanda Modglin (Houston, Texas) and sophomore libero Kristen Schramek (San Antonio, Texas) were each selected to the Academic All-Big 12 Conference First Team the league office announced Tuesday.
Huston is a double major in speech communication and environmental studies and leads the team with and ranks sixth in the Big 12 with 11.75 assists per game. She ranks third on Baylor's all-time assists list with 4,498. Huston also ranks fourth in the conference with 0.39 service aces per game and is second on Baylor's all-time aces list with 177. She earned academic all-conference honors for the second time, has been selected to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll six times and was a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree as a sophomore.
LeBlanc is a social work major, who leads the team and ranks 12th in the Big 12 with 3.57 kills per game and ranks 14th in the league with 2.83 digs per game. She earned academic all-conference first-team honors for the second straight year, has been named to the Big 12 Commissioner's honor roll twice and was a CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District selection as a sophomore.
Schramek is a speech communication major, who leads the team and ranks seventh in the Big 12 with 3.62 digs per game. She earned first-team honors for the second straight year and was named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in the spring.
Modglin is also a speech communication major, who ranks second on the team with 1.20 blocks per game and posted the second-highest single-match individual block total with 13 at Northern Arizona Sept. 17. She is a first-time selection to the academic all-conference team after being named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll twice.
Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the volleyball academic all-league team consisted of 52 first-team members combined with nine on the second team. First-team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of her team's scheduled contests. Freshman and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.