MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Senior defensive specialist Liz Gulick
was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District 2 Women’s Volleyball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Gulick will advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballots, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected in the coming weeks.
“Liz has been a coach’s dream when it comes to the way she handles herself in the classroom,” says coach Jill Kramer. “She manages her time well, and, as a student-athlete who has gone through our conference change and the challenges we meet with travel and missed class time, has not wavered a bit.
“She has helped develop our culture of pride and pursuit of excellence in the classroom. It’s nice to see Liz rewarded for all of her hard work.”
Gulick, who is the lone four-year member of the West Virginia University volleyball team, has maintained a cumulative 4.0 GPA while at WVU.
The elementary education major is making her second-straight appearance on the CoSIDA All-District 2 Team, following recognition in 2012.
Gulick, a native of Wheaton, Ill., was an Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection a year ago in the Big 12 Conference and also was an Academic All-Big East First Team member while the Mountaineers participated in the Big East Conference.
She was a recipient of the Big 12 Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Award last season, named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and is enrolled in the West Virginia University Honor’s College.
The defensive specialist has recorded 127 digs, defensively, this season while serving as a senior leader on a Mountaineer team that posted the best start in program history. Gulick and the Mountaineers are just one win shy of their most wins in a single season since 2004.
Gulick currently student teaches at East Dale Elementary school in Fairmont, W.Va., and will graduate in May of 2015 with a degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education and Mathematics.