By Adam Samson/Sports Information Director
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Stephens College volleyball trio of Taylor Edwards, Suhey Campos and Danielle Craven have been named to the 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-District Volleyball second team, announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Edwards, Campos and Craven were three of just 33 volleyball student-athletes named to the College Division Academic All-District teams, comprised of NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
This news comes one week after SC student-athlete Anna Martin collected Academic All-District first team honors for women’s soccer. In similar fashion, the volleyball threesome becomes the first of their sport at Stephens to receive Academic All-District honors.
Taylor Edwards, a junior from St. Peters, Mo., sets the tone for student-athletes when it relates to academics, athletics and community involvement. Carrying a 3.69 grade-point average (GPA) in a rigorous Biology/Pre-Med program, Edwards has also made waves on the court, taking over as the Stars’ primary libero halfway through the season. With one match remaining, Edwards leads the team in digs (277), and ranks as one of the top defenders in the American Midwest Conference on serve receive (.943 on 473 attempts). This year, the junior will become a two-time AMC Academic-All Conference selection and first-time Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete.
Outside of volleyball, Edwards is involved in the Alpha Lambda Delta and Beta Beta Beta honor societies, Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and is the Vice President for the newly-formed Association of Student-Athletes (ASA).
Suhey Campos, a sophomore from Kansas City, Mo., is studying Integrated Marketing with a near-perfect GPA of 3.92. The defensive specialist/libero has appeared in all 31 matches and ranks third on the team in both digs (236) and service aces (18). As a freshman, the graduate of Winnetonka High School made the Dean’s List with High Honors and led the Stars in digs by a sizable margin (+185). This year, Campos will earn AMC Academic All-Conference honors for the first time.
Danielle Craven, a high school and college teammate of Campos, currently holds a 3.70 GPA as a Biology/Pre-Med major. The sophomore setter is one of the top servers for SC with a team-best 25 service aces and the highest serve percentage at .950. In her first season as a starter, Craven has eclipsed 1,000 assists, which ranks 44th among NAIA setters. Craven will be named to the AMC Academic All-Conference team for the first time in her career.
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