Wilkinson earns first-team academic all-RMAC nod

Wilkinson earns first-team academic all-RMAC nod

Pack junior becomes first ThunderWolf to garner first-team Academic All-RMAC distinction.

Related: 2010 Volleyball Academic All-RMAC Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Oct. 20, 2010) - CSU-Pueblo junior middle blocker, Ashley Wilkinson (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.), became the ThunderWolves' first ever first-team Academic All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference selection, the RMAC announced Wednesday.

Wilkinson, a nursing major at CSU-Pueblo who balances a 3.97 GPA with her role as the most efficient attacker on the Pack volleyball team, was one of seven student-athletes in the RMAC to gain first-team Academic All-RMAC status.  She is ranked sixth in the RMAC with a .301 attack percentage.

Since the RMAC began selecting first-team and second-team Academic All-RMAC squads in 2007, Wilkinson was the first ThunderWolf to earn first-team or second-team distinction. 

She headlined a group of three ThunderWolves on the RMAC's academic team, joining "Academic Honor Roll" selections, Alea Wildman (Jr., Denver, Colo.) and Lindsay Tapia (RSo., Pueblo, Colo.).

To qualify for Academic All-RMAC, student-athletes must have a grade point average of 3.30 or better, be a starter or reserve, and completed two consecutive semesters or three quarters at their current institution. Their cumulative G.P.A. is what they had earned prior to the volleyball season beginning. RMAC Sports Information Directors at schools that sponsor the sport of volleyball selected first and second teams.