Thursday, November 8, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster junior volleyball player Rebecca Riemer (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mount Lebanon) was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District Volleyball Team released Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Riemer earned first-team honors for NCAA Division III District 4 for the second-straight year. As a first-team selection, Riemer will be on the ballot for Academic All-America status which will be selected later this month.
Riemer, a biology major with a 3.98 grade-point average, was a second-year starting outside hitter for the Titans in 2012. She ranked third in the conference with a .313 hitting percentage. Riemer was also second on the team with 253 kills and third with 88 blocks.
Westminster posted a 22-11 record in 2012 and a fifth-place record of 11-7 in PAC matches. The Titans' 22 wins marked their 14th season with 20-plus wins under head coach Tammy Swearingen.
To be nominated for the Academic All-District teams a student must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA and have competed at his or her current institution for one year.
Updated on 11/19/12
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