Just earns CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team Honors

St. Catharine, Ky. – Patriot Volleyball senior Rebecca Just was named to the 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-America® College Division Volleyball second team.

The CoSIDA College Division Academic All-America® volleyball teams are comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions. The award was selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

In order to be nominated for the award, the student-athlete must be a sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum grade point average of 3.30 and participate in at least 50 percent of their team’s games.

The senior from Louisville, Ky. marks the first St. Catharine volleyball student-athlete to be named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® College Division Team.

During her senior campaign, Just put together one of the best years in her stellar four year career. She set new career highs with 494 total kills and 3.61 kills per set. Her 459 digs on the season ranks second behind her junior year where she compiled 470 total digs.

Her numbers rank among the best in the MSC. She ranks third in the Mid-South in both kills (494) and kills per set (3.6). With a hitting clip of .293, Just ranks fourth. Nationally, she ranks 20th in total kills and 38th in kills per set.

For her efforts in her junior season, Just was garnered with a 2014 Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball All-American Honorable Mention. Just has twice been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Region Southeast First team.

She has also been named All Mid-South Conference first team in 2015 and 2014. In 2013, she earned All MSC second team honors and she was honorable mention All MSC in her freshman year. Just was named St. Catharine College Female Athlete of the Year for her efforts in 2014-15.

Rebecca has not only carried herself well on the court, but also in the classroom. The double major in biology and education has put together a cumulative GPA of a 3.94.

She has earned Academic All-Conference in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. Just has twice been named an NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athlete. She is a three-time member of both the President’s list and the Dean’s list. She was also named Outstanding Student in Natural Sciences for 2014-15.

Just was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District® First Team in November. All First Team members were then eligible for Academic All-America® honors as voted by the Academic All-America® committee. She is just one of 12 student-athletes to garner either First or Second Team Academic All-America® honors.

Karlie Schut of Northwestern College (Iowa) was selected as the CoSIDA Academic All-America® of the Year award. She is joined on the first team by Chandler Gray of Union (Ky.), Ashlee Harms of Midland (Neb.), Taylor Harper of Mobile (Ala.), Shannon Liewer of Peru State (Neb.), and Mallory Livingston of Indian University East.

On the second team, Rebecca Just is joined by Cali Beyer of Clarke (Iowa), Rachelle Chamberlain of Eastern Oregon University, Hannah Luedtke of Mid-America Christian (Okla.), Bailey Nations of Mobile, and Keri Tanking of Ottawa (Kan.).

There are a total of six student-athletes with a GPA of 4.0. The first team boasts a combined GPA of 3.98, while the second team has a combined GPA of 3.94. The overall GPA for this year’s team is 3.96.

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