College of Idaho senior Ciciley Fox was honored today as a first team member of the College Division Capital One Academic All-America Volleyball Team, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America in Towson, Md.
Fox, from Challis, was one of seven players selected to the first team - becoming just the third Coyote player in any sport, and first female athlete, to earn the distinction in school history (joining Coe Michaelson – men’s soccer, 2002, James Collet – men’s soccer, 2011).
A two-time All-Cascade Conference selection, Fox led the Lady Yotes to a 27-5 record and their best-finish in program history, advancing to the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Championships, finishing the season with 382 kills and 38 total blocks. The C of I won four CCC titles and advanced to four NAIA National Championship Final Sites in her four seasons.
A three-time CCC All-Academic Team selection and two-time Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, Fox was joined on the team by Karie Altman of Madonna (Mich.), Desiree Erikson of Doane (Neb.), Paula Ferreira of Columbia (Mo.), Vanessa Lawrenz of Park (Mo.), Lindsey Oberacker of Point Park (Pa.), and Kelsey Pritchard of Taylor (Ind.).
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.