Kisner and Doris claim Volleyball Academic All-District honors
Nov. 6, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas -- The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) have named Texas junior libero Heather Kisner and sophomore middle blocker Jennifer Doris to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 6 second team. The award marks the second of Kisner's career, after earning first-team honors in 2007, while Doris captures her first career award.
Kisner, Texas' starting libero boasts a 3.72 GPA in finance. The Sugar Land, Texas, native has steadied the Longhorns back row this season, helping the Horns to an 18-3 record and an 11-2 mark in Big 12 play. Kisner is averaging a team-best 4.07 digs per-game and registering six service aces and 20 assists on the year. She has helped Texas limit its opponents to a .172 hitting percentage, a mark that ranks second in the Big 12.
Doris has started 20-of-21 matches in the middle for Texas this year, while carrying a 3.70 GPA in communications. The 6-5 sophomore ranks second on the team with a .419 hitting percentage and her 64 total blocks are one off of the team lead. Doris' offensive efficiency has aided the Horns in hitting .339 as a team, which ranks second in the NCAA.
To be nominated for all-district honors, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution. Nominated athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games at the position listed on the nomination form.
The fourth-ranked Longhorns return to action on Saturday Nov. 8 when they travel to Iowa State. First serve is set for 7 p.m.