COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (October 17, 2016) – The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference released its annual volleyball academic release Monday and Colorado State University-Pueblo seniors Katie Burnett and Megan Schultz both earned first team All-Academic honors. Juniors Caitlin Broadwell, Elena Michalski, and Mikala Morris all earned a spot on the RMAC's Academic Honor Roll.
Burnett's (Austin, Texas) academic accolade continues an amazing senior season. After earning a spot on the Academic Honor Roll the past two seasons, Burnett finally received First Team All-Academic honors. She holds a 3.80 GPA in Psychology.
The libero is in the midst of a career year with a career-best 5.03 digs/set and 26 service aces. This season, Burnett has set two school records. She broke the school record for digs in a match with 35 digs at UCCS, Oct. 1. In the Pack's second meeting with the Mountain Lions, Burnett eclipsed the school's career digs record (1,412).
Schultz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) takes home her third academic honor from the RMAC. She has earned a spot on the Academic Honor Roll in each of the last two seasons. Schultz holds a 3.59 GPA in liberal studies.
In 2016, Schultz has set career-highs in blocks (69), digs (48), and aces (10). Her 1.00 blocks per game ranks seventh in the RMAC. Schultz matched a Pack record with nine block assists in a five-game match at Western State Colorado University, Oct.8.
Broadwell (Lawrence, Kan.) holds a 3.67 GPA in psychology. She leads the Pack with 3.25 kills/set. An outside hitter, Broadwell set career-highs with 21 kills and 10 digs at Western State.
Michalski (Longmont, Colo.) has posted a 3.53 GPA in business management. The setter averages a team-best 5.31 assists/set. Michalski has four double-doubles on the season. She has now earned a place on the Academic Honor Roll in each of the last two seasons.
Morris (Tempe, Ariz.) owns and incredible 4.0 GPA while pursuing three majors. Morris aims to graduate with degrees in Spanish, mass communications, and political science. She has played in six sets this season. Morris earned First team All-Academic honors in 2015.
These five players will lead the Pack as they try to earn a pair of RMAC wins this weekend. CSU-Pueblo will continue its four-match homestand when they play Regis University Friday and Chadron State College Saturday. Both matches will begin at 7 p.m. in Massari Arena.
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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