Delavane Diaz Earns Academic All-America Volleyball Honors

    Senior Delavane Diaz
    Senior Delavane Diaz

    Dec. 4, 2003

    STAMFORD, Conn. - Air Force volleyball senior Delavane Diaz (Tampa, Fla.) was named to the 2003 Academic All-America Second-Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday, December 4. She is the program's first Academic All-American since Dawn Dunlop earned the honor in 1987.

    A 2004-05 Rhodes Scholar-elect, Diaz holds a 3.80 grade-point-average in Astronautical Engineering. She spent the summer as the wing commander for the cadet squadron - it is the highest leadership role that can be attained by a cadet. A member of the Dean's and Commandant's Lists, Diaz is a three-time Academic All-Conference selection.

    A three-time team MVP, Diaz averaged 4.98 kills per game this season. She notched the top kills average against conference foes in MWC history with 4.93 kpg. Diaz shattered numerous records this season, including a new all-time Air Force and Mountain West record of 41 kills in a match against Southern Miss on Sept. 13.

    "I am so proud of Delavane," head volleyball coach Penny Lucas-White said. "She is a great representative of the Air Force Academy and the athletic department."

    Diaz was the only member from the Mountain West Conference to earn Academic All-America status.



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