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Bauman earns top academic honor

Taylor Bauman (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Taylor Bauman (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Taylor Bauman (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), a junior on the McDaniel volleyball team, was named to the Academic All-America Division III volleyball second team presented by CoSIDA on Wednesday.

Bauman earned her first nod to the team with a 4.00 GPA as of the end of the spring semester. Seven student-athletes are selected to each team. The biology major advanced to the national ballot after being named to the all-district team on Nov. 16.

Bauman is the Green Terror's first Academic All-American in volleyball since 1985.

A libero, Bauman finished the season with a single-season program-record 580 digs. She also led the team with 61 service aces. Her 5.63 digs per set also paced the Centennial Conference (CC) while her 0.59 aces per set ranked third.

A three-time all-conference selection that includes a second-team selection this seasons, she led the Green Terror (19-9, 6-4 CC) into the conference semifinals and an ECAC bid.

She was named to the CC Academic Honor Roll each of the last two seasons and was the conference's Scholar-Athlete of the Year this fall. The captain has been named to the Dean's List in each of the previous four semesters and was tabbed to the McDaniel Green and Gold Honor Roll last year.

The members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) select the All-District team. District II consists of all of the Division III colleges and universities in Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. All Division III CoSIDA members and the Academic All-America committee vote on the All-America team.

To be nominated for the Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade-point average and be a starter or significant reserve.

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