Bellissimo Earns ESPN Academic All-American Honor
TOWSON, Md. – Georgia Southern volleyball player Moriah Bellissimo was named Second Team ESPN Academic All-American for District III as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America last week.
The Blackstone, Va., native boasts a 4.00 GPA as a nutrition/food science major.
“Mo is what every coach wants in a student athlete,” Eagle head coach Chad Callihan noted. “She works diligently in the classroom and passionately on the court and I am glad she is being recognized for her efforts.”
A 5-9 middle hitter, Bellissimo ranks third on the Eagle volleyball team in digs (2.50) and fourth in kills (1.94). So far this season, she has recorded seven double-doubles, including back-to-back matches versus Southern Miss (Sept. 3) and Duke (Sept. 4) at the Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Bash in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
A full list of all District III honorees can be found below.
Sarah Schermerhorn Elon Sr. Colfax, N.C. 3.96 Economics
Sophia Dunworth Duke Jr. Pleasanton, Calif. 3.88 Biology
Taylor Wilson Florida State Sr. Clearwater, Fla. 3.95 Interior Design
Andrea Beck Wake Forest So. Winston-Salem, N.C. 3.97 Biology
Chelsy Kimes Coastal Carolina Sr. Munster, Ind. 3.84 Biology
Lane Carico Miami (Fla.) Jr. Manhattan Beach, Calif. 3.61 Exercise Physiology
Kelly Murphy Florida Jr. Wilmington, Ill. 3.30 Elementary Education
Tory McCutcheon Central Florida So. Milton, Ont. 3.97 Biology
Moriah Bellissimo Georgia Southern So. Blackstone, Va. 4.00 Nutrition/Food Science
Holly Youngquist Florida Gulf Coast Jr. Estero, Fla. 3.92 Resort & Hospitality Mgmt.
Megan Bickford Coastal Carolina Sr. Olathe, Kan. 3.92 Recreation and Sports Mgmt.
Karyl Bacon Liberty Sr. Temecula, Calif. 3.63 Kinesiology
Sarabeth Peele Davidson Sr. San Antonio, Texas 3.84 Classics
Carrie Minogue Western Carolina Jr. Louisville, Ky. 4.00 Entrepreneurship
Ashley Dunlap Presbyterian Sr. Greenville, S.C. 3.82 Biology
Christiana Gray Duke So. Carmel, Ind. 3.64 Undeclared
Kathleen Gates Georgia Jr. Wilmington, N.C. 3.63 Exercise & Sports Science/Pre-Med.
Vineece Verdun Georgia State Jr. Bloomfield Hills, Mich. 3.78 Public Policy
- Category: Volleyball
- Published on Saturday, 13 November 2010 00:18