Nichole Stilwell Named to Academic All-District Team
Nov. 6, 2008
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force volleyball sophomore Nichole Stilwell (Divide, Colo.) was named to the ESPN The Magazine University Division Academic All-District VII third-team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced today (Nov. 6). She is one of five Mountain West Conference volleyball players to earn academic all-district honors.
Holding a 3.61 grade-point-average, the mathematics major is the fifth Air Force volleyball player to earn academic all-district honors from CoSIDA. She joins Katherine Dehne (1999), Laura Terry (1999), Delavane Diaz (2003) and Kim Kallabis (2007) as the program's recipients of this honor.
Stilwell, a middle blocker who has started all but one match this season, is currently ranked second on the team with nine solo blocks and 42 total blocks. She is also ranked second with 170 total kills, a 2.00 per-game average and a .163 hitting percentage. Stilwell was an academic all-conference selection and MWC Scholar-Athlete recipient as a freshman.
To be nominated for Academic All-District honors, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve and carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher. Team members are then selected by a vote of the members of CoSIDA within the district. District 7 includes Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, as well as Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Division 7 University Third-Team: Megan Farr (Kansas State), Karina Garlington (Kansas), Whitney Roth (Saint Louis), Kelsey Chipman (Kansas State), Kristin Hille (North Dakota State), Holly Benson (Denver); Nichole Stilwell (Air Force), Kiley Fister (Iowa), Carissa Lee (Wyoming) and Ashten Stelken (Northern Iowa)