PUEBLO, Colo. (October 22, 2015) – Colorado State University-Pueblo outside hitter Mikala Morris (R-So., Tempe, Ariz.) garnered a spot on the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's All-Academic First Team. For Morris, this is her first all-academic first team selection. She claimed a place on the league's honor roll last season.
Morris has managed to maintain a 4.0 GPA while pursuing three majors and a minor. She is currently aiming for degrees in mass communications, political science, and Spanish, and also looks to minor in honors.
The right side/outside hitter also helps others succeed in the classroom. She works as a tutor for two campus agencies. Morris is also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Political Science Club.
All of these accomplishments would be a lot for any student, but Morris also continues to improve on the volleyball court. Morris has played in 16 matches this season, starting five.
Morris has recorded a career best 49 kills and 33 total blocks. She ranks third on the team with 0.67 blocks per set.
Four other Pack volleyball players earned a spot on the RMAC's Honor Roll. They are: Jordan Bruere (Sr., Rio Rancho, N.M.), Katie Burnett (Jr., Austin, Texas), Elena Michalski (So., Longmont, Colo.), and Megan Schultz (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.).
CSU-Pueblo volleyball returns to action Friday when they visit Colorado School of Mines at 7 p.m. and challenge Colorado Christian University Saturday at 6 p.m. The ThunderWolves return to Massari Arena Oct. 30 to battle Adams State University before hosting Fort Lewis College in a Halloween showdown.
Fans who dress in costume to celebrate Halloween with the Pack will receive free admission to the volleyball game. There will also be a Trick R' Treat street and an activity room for the kids, where the first 50 kids will get to decorate mini pumpkins. In addition, a costume contest will be held after the second set with the winner receiving a fabulous prize.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.