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UMBC’s Jennifer Wylie Selected to CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team
Baltimore—UMBC senior volleyball player Jennifer Wylie (Timonium, Md./Dulaney HS/NYU) earned ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District II University Division Second Team honors, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced last Thursday.
While Wylie has only been at UMBC for three semesters, she boasts a cumulative grade-point average of 3.88 and recorded a 4.0 GPA in the Spring 2006 semester, earning Dean’s List distinction and Semester Academic Honors. Wylie also earned semester honors in her first semester at UMBC during the Fall of 2005 and was named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll for her outstanding academic performance.
After her fourteenth 20-plus dig performance at
Wylie currently leads the America East Conference with 5.13 digs per game for a total of 534, with the next player almost a full dig per game behind Wylie with 4.31 dpg. At the onset of the season, Wylie was nationally ranked for four weeks straight from the week ending September 3 to the week ending September 24, achieving her highest ranking in the first week with the eighth spot (6.77 dpg).
Wylie, a co-captain for the 2006 season, helped to lead the Retrievers to their first America East Conference Tournament, finishing the regular season with a winning record for the first time since 2002.
The Academic All-District II teams in the university division consists of athletes from all sports from Division-I schools in Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. To be eligible, an athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20 on a scale of 4.00. He must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at the institution and must have completed at least one full academic year at the institution.