Four Wolverines named to the All-District Academic Team
11/23/2022 11:51:00 am
// Bridgette Underwood
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Senior citizens Amber beads and jess robinsonRedshirt Junior Hannah Grant and second graders Jacques Boney of the University of Michigan volleyball team to the 2022 College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Team, the association announced on Tuesday (Nov. 22).
Any Wolverine is now eligible for the Academic All-America teams, which will be announced at the end of November.
Beals is from Columbus, Ohio, and studies applied movement science. The senior has seen action in 20 of the 28 games played so far. In the game against Utah Tech on (Aug. 27), Beals set a new career high with 14 digs and added two assists. Against North Carolina, she collected her second double-digit dig match of the season. This is the first time she has received this honor.
The 1.80 meter tall Robinson hails from Troy, Michigan and studies public policy. This season, Robinson has never dropped out of the NCAA top 3 on scoring percentage. The senior led the NCAA in batting average for the first eight weeks of the season and currently sits third with a .438 batting average. She set a new career high in kills against Loyola Chicago (Sept. 3), where she hit .480. Robinson also leads the team in blocks with 112 and has had 11 games with double-digit kills. This is the first time Robinson has received this honor.
As the Wolverines’ sweeper, Grant has started and played every game in her position this season. The Northville, Mich. native leads Michigan with 4.45 digs per set and holds first place on the team with 41 serve aces. Grant has recorded 25 double-digit dig efforts this season, including eight appearances with 20 or more digs, most recently last Saturday (Nov. 19) against Maryland when she hit a career-high 32 digs. This is the second time Grant has received this honor.
Sophomore Boney is from Brookhaven, Georgia and is studying business administration. Boney was lost after the first week of Big Ten Play when Michigan lost both Rutgers and No. 9 def. Penn State, named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week (September 26). In the match against Rutgers, Boney recorded a career-high 14 kills and posted a stunning .813 clip. Against Penn State, she recorded nine kills and six blocks to help Michigan sweep the top-10 opponent. Most recently, Boney helped defeat Maryland, one of the nation’s top blocking teams, with six blocks of her own while adding five kills.
To be eligible, nominated student-athletes must be a starter or major reserve with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 in their sophomore year at the current institution and have played in at least 50 percent of the team’s games.