Tandron Named CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American

Tandron Named CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American

Austin, Texas – Lynn University volleyball senior Marissa Tandron added yet another postseason accolade to her name on Wednesday, highlighting her impressive 2016 campaign and continued dedication in the classroom. Tandron was tabbed as a Division II First Team Academic All-American, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Tandron closes out the 2016 award season as a First Team CoSIDA Academic All-American, AVCA Honorable Mention All-American, First Team AVCA and D2CCA All-South Region selection and a First Team All-Sunshine State Conference honoree.

A biology major with an impressive cumulative 3.96 GPA, Tandron shined both on and off the court. In the Blue and White, the Jacksonville, Fla., product finished atop the conference in assists per set while breaking the school's 15-year-old single-season assists record. She fell just shy of breaking the all-time career assists mark at Lynn.

Earlier this year, Tandron became just the third student-athlete in Lynn history to be named CoSIDA Academic All-District three years in a row. The all-district nod qualified her for All-America consideration, resulting in the first national recognition of her career.

Tandron becomes the fifth Academic All-American in program history and just the third to be chosen to the first team. Devon Woolard was a first team selection in 2010 with Michelle Newman being the first Fighting Knight to do so in 2003.

Senior middle blocker Riley Hanson of Concordia-St. Paul University has been named the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year for Division II. Joining Tandron and Hanson on the first team is Alyssa Carney (Washburn), Alli Cudworth (Ashland), Skylar German (Post) and Leanna Willer (Washburn). The six Academic All-America first team members hold a composite 3.92 cumulative GPA with Carney topping the charts with her perfect 4.00 GPA.

The CoSIDA release with all three Division II All-America teams can be viewed HERE.

The Fighting Knights concluded the 2016 campaign with a 20-11 record, including a program-record-tying 11-5 mark in SSC play.