Jim Castañeda Scholarships Awarded to 12 Outstanding Student-Athletes
The football team led the way with 12 graduates.
Volleyball registered six President's List members, while women's soccer was next with five and women's track had four.
Medals are given to those C-USA student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better
Student-athletes named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.
Ecker and Mell tally double digit kills.
Made the transition to the libero position with ease ... High volleyball IQ ... Possesses speed and quickness ... Solid defensive player ... Hard worker ... Good passer ... 2010 (Jr.): Played in 31 matches and 116 sets ... Emerged as one of the top liberos in the league ... Led the team with 561 digs for a 4.84 per set average ... Tallied 27 double-digit dig matches ... Posted 20 or more digs in nine matches including three matches with 30 or more ... Recorded a career-high 35 digs against SMU (10/3) ... On track to reach the 1,000-dig plateau as she enters the season with 964 career digs ... Recorded the third most digs in a single season ... Named to the MT Blue Raider Bash all-tournament team ... Earned the team's Hustle Award ... 2009 (So.): One of only two players to play in all 32 matches and 122 sets ... Had 22 starts as a defensive specialist ... Recorded 243 digs ... Registered a season-high 13 digs against UCF (9/18) and Tulane (10/7) ... Tallied 12 double-digit dig matches ... Recorded four aces ... 2008 (Fr.): One of eight freshmen earning playing time ... Played in all 30 matches and started nine contests ... Played in 106 sets as a defensive specialist ... Finished with 160 digs ... Recorded a season-high 11 digs against North Texas (9/19) ... High School/Club Team: A four-year letterwinner at Archbishop Chapelle High School for coach Caroline LaRocca ... Named to the Louisiana Volleyball Coaches Association All-State team ... Member of the Louisiana High School Coaches Association All-Star Team ... Earned all-East Jefferson Parish and all-district honors ... Honorable mention 5-A All-Academic Team ... Co-captain ... Played club volleyball for Jimmy Miranda on the Louisiana Volleyball squad and for Becky Madden on the Louisiana Volleyball 18 Elite team ... Played for Jodee Pulizzano of Krewe Volleyball Club 16s ... A letterwinner in softball ... First team all-district ... Named co-captain of her team ... Personal: Graduated Magna cum laude ... A Southern Miss Presidential Scholar ...Member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta ... Daughter of Peter and Julie Knecht ... An exercise science major.
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