Royce Hinton | Posted: 8 Dec 2015 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Three Cougars receive Academic All-WCC accolades

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PROVO, Utah – Three BYU women’s volleyball players were named to the Academic All-West Coast Conference teams, the league announced Wednesday, for maintaining academic excellence while being significant contributors to their team.

Junior middle blockers Amy Boswell and Whitney Young Howard received first-team honors for the Cougars.

Boswell, who is first on the team and conference in blocks, averages 1.40 per set. She additionally carries a .378 hitting percentage to lead the WCC. Boswell made the team with a 3.90 GPA in her nursing major. She also earned Academic All-District 8 honors earlier this year.

Howard, a middle blocker for BYU, is second on the team and fourth in the conference in blocks - averaging 1.24 per set while keeping a 3.69 GPA in athletic training.

Additionally, Ciara Parker was named Academic All-WCC Honorable Mention.

Parker became BYU's all-time dig leader earlier this year and now has 1,775 in her Cougar career. She averages 4.03 per set - good for fourth in the WCC.

This is Boswell's second-straight Academic All-WCC First Team honor. Howard was named last year to the honorable mention list while Parker was previously named to the first team as a sophomore.

Name School Class GPA Major
Amy Boswell BYU JR 3.90 Nursing
Mia Feiner Pacific SR 3.83 Communications
McKayla Ferris Gonzaga JR 3.58 Classical Civilization
Kristen Gegenbacher San Diego SO 3.89 Communication Studies
Lauren Joseph Gonzaga SR 3.70 Mechanical Engineering
Kiara McKibben San Francisco JR 3.47 Business Administration
Kirsten Mead Santa Clara SO 3.88 Economics
Ashley Morgan Pepperdine SO 3.55 Sports Medicine
Gaby Palmeri Pepperdine JR 3.72 Biology
Danielle Rottman Santa Clara SR 3.42 Communications
Kimmy Whitson Pacific SR 3.90 Computing/Applied Economics
Whitney Young Howard BYU JR 3.69 Athletic Training

GiGi Cresto, Santa Clara; Moragn Douglass, Gonzaga; Paige Folger, Gonzaga; Jessica Gaffney, San Francisco; Mary Hernandez, Saint Mary's; Alex Holt, Pacific; Katarina Inch, Santa Clara; Amber Mirabello, Loyola Marymount; Oluoma Okaro, San Francisco; Ciara Parker, BYU; Katarina Pilepic, San Francisco; Morgan Robinson, Portland; Alexis Salmons, Saint Mary's; Mary Shepherd, Santa Clara; Sara Staengle, San Francisco; Lizzy Tardieu, San Diego; Jurja Vlasic, San Francisco; Alicja Wilk, Pacific

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