November 19, 2012

FSU's Anne Sutton Named To Academic All-District Team

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Big Rapids, Mich. - For the second consecutive season, Ferris State University volleyball senior middle hitter Anne Sutton (Grand Rapids/Northview) has been named to the Capital One Division II Academic All-District IV First Team.

The academic all-district teams are chosen by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) members and recognize the nation's top student athletes for their combined performance on the floor and in the classroom. The Academic All-District teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.

As a first team academic all-district team pick, Sutton will now advance to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration, which will be announced in the next month.  A year ago, she received Capital One Division II Academic All-America Third Team recognition.

Sutton is also a four-time GLIAC All-Academic Team honoree and has twice earned D2 Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement Award laurels.  She earned All-GLIAC First Team honors this season for the second consecutive year.

The talented Bulldog senior was joined on the Division II Academic All-District IV Team by Ohio Dominican's Kristy Birkemeier, Jillian Carlberg of Lewis (Ill.), Missouri S&T's Jennifer Costello along with Southern Indiana's Emily Meyer and Brittany Snider of Ashland.

Currently, Sutton ranks among the nation's top 10 players with a .398 attack percentage and leads the Bulldogs in kills (317) and blocks (81).  She also earned All-GLIAC First Team honors for the second consecutive campaign and finished first in the league in attack percentage along with ranking among the leaders in both kills and blocks.

Sutton has helped lead the Bulldogs to a second-straight NCAA Tournament berth and will take part in the Midwest Regional Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Indianapolis. The Bulldogs will be the number five seed and face fourth-seeded Lewis (Ill.) in the regional quarterfinals on Nov. 29 at a time to be announced.

Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All America teams programs since 2011. This is the second year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

The Capital One Division II and III Academic All‐America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2012-13 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.

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