LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech volleyball program was rewarded for its work in the classroom Tuesday as a school-record eight Red Raiders were honored on the Academic All-Big 12 teams that were announced by the conference office.
Nicole Hragyil led the group of honorees as she was one of seven Red Raiders named to the first team and one of three Big 12 student-athletes to be nominated with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. It is the second-straight year Hragyil has earned first-team status.
Fellow juniors Breeann David and Rachel Brummitt joined Hragyil on the first team, marking David’s second career selection to the first team and the first for Brummitt, who was ineligible as a sophomore after transferring from Radford University.
A slew of sophomore completed Tech’s first-team selections as Brianna Grant, Emily Ruetter, Ellen Sorrells and Emily Wright were all recognized for the first time in their respective careers. Mikia Mills also collected second-team honors as well.
Kansas State led all conference schools with nine total honorees followed by Baylor, Kansas and Tech with eight selections each. Tech had not previously totaled more than seven recipients in school history.
First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA while the second team consists of those who hold a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify, student-athletes must maintain at least 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 eligibile 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.