AMES, Iowa – Four members of the Iowa State volleyball team were named to the 2017 Academic All-Big 12 Volleyball Team, the conference office announced Tuesday. All four were named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team with the honorees being Alexis Conaway, Hali Hillegas, Jess Schaben and Samara West.
Conaway, an Orange City, Iowa native and kinesiology major, was named Academic All-Big 12 First Team for the third-straight year, continuing to maintain a cumulative 4.0 GPA. She was one of four Big 12 student-athletes to be named Academic All-Big 12 with a 4.0 GPA. Conaway has averaged 2.37 kills per set, 1.66 digs per set and 1.07 blocks per set this season.
To qualify for Academic All-Big 12, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of their team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.
First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA