Devon Woolard Named Academic All-American

Towson, Md. - Lynn University volleyball's Devon Woolard was selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Second Team after another stellar season on the court and in the classroom.  Woolard, a junior setter, was named First Team Academic All-District both her sophomore and junior seasons and boasts a perfect 4.0 grade-point average in business administration throughout her tenure with the Fighting Knights.

"Devon is an outstanding example of the true student-athlete," Lynn head coach Lynze Roos said.  "She works hard in the classroom and keeps her personal standards high for herself on and off the court.  Devon continuously challenges herself with her course of study and chooses to undertake a demanding schedule, even in season."

Already LU's all-time assist leader coming into her junior campaign, Woolard added 1,193 this season while leading the Knights to their third-straight NCAA South Region Tournament.  She averaged 10.20 assists, 2.93 digs and 1.08 kills per set and was named to the UWF Comfort Inn-vitational All-Tournament Team.

Woolard, a local Delray Beach, Fla., product, becomes just the second LU volleyball player to earn Academic All-America honors.  Lynn Athletics Hall of Famer Michelle Newman collected third team accolades in 2001 and was a first team selection in 2003.

To be eligible for the national team, a student-athlete had to have been selected to its District's first team.  Initial nomination criteria at the District level includes being a varsity starter or key reserve, maintaining a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, reaching sophomore athletic and academic standing at his current institution and be nominated by their sports information director.

Lynn went 20-12 in 2009 and returns all 12 letterwinners for the 2010 campaign.