Austin College senior volleyball player Shelby Eaves has been selected as a CoSIDA/Capitol One Academic All-District recipient, the organization has announced. Eaves is one of only seven NCAA Division III players in District 8 to earn this honor, and one of only 53 Division III players in the nation.
Eaves, an outside hitter and psychology major from Farmersville, is the only Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference player to have been named to the All-District team. A first team All-SCAC selection, boasts a 3.83 grade-point-average and is a Dean's List student in addition to being a SCAC Academic Honor Roll member. On the court, she is seventh in the nation in kills-per-set, and leads the conference in that category as well as total kills by a wide margin.
A former SCAC Newcomer of the Year, Eaves has been an All-Conference selection each of her four year at Austin College, including first team honors each of the past two seasons. She is currently second on the Austin College career kills list as the 'Roos prepare to begin the conference tournament on Friday morning.
As an Academic All-District honoree, Eaves is now eligible to be voted to the Academic All-America team.
Austin College athletic teams participate as a member of the NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
About Austin College
Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the college is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope's influential book Colleges That Change Lives.