Senior Dana Cranston became CSU volleyball's second Capital One Academic All-American. She was named to the second team on Thursday, one day after becoming an AVCA All-American.
Dec. 13, 2012
2012 Capital One Academic All-America Teams | Cranston Named AVCA All-American
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TOWSON, Md.—The awards keep coming in for senior volleyball player Dana Cranston, who on Thursday was named a 2012 Capital One Academic All-American. The selection was made by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Cranston, who was named to the second team, is just the second CSU volleyball player to earn Academic All-America status, joining Angela Knopf, who earned selections in both 2000 (third team) and 2001 (second team).
The honor is one of many the senior has collected this past season. On Wednesday, she earned AVCA All-America status, and just two weeks prior, was named the 2012 Mountain West Women’s Volleyball Player of the Year. In October, she became a finalist for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award, which recognizes senior student-athletes who excel on the court, in the classroom in the community and have outstanding character.
Joining Cranston on the second team is San Diego State’s Andrea Hannasch. With the two picks, the Mountain West now has nine all-time selections, earned by eight different players.
In all, six players were named to each of the three national teams.
Cranston initially became eligible by earning District 7 first-team honors in November. First-team members from each of the eight districts were then added to the All-America ballot. A student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at her current institution and be nominated by her sports information director.
Cranston earned first-team all-district honors in 2012 after being a second-team selection in both 2010 and 2011. Just two other Mountain West players have earned all-district honors three times in their careers.
The native of Fort St. John, B.C., is also a three-time Mountain West Scholar-Athlete. She has a 3.89 cumulative GPA and is expected to graduate in May with a degree in business administration.
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