Lindsey Oberacker repeats on Capital One (R) Academic All-America First Team
Senior OH from Erie, Pa., leads Point Park's Capital One (R) honorees in Fall 2012
Posted Dec. 10, 2012 at 3:45 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University volleyball senior Lindsey Oberacker was named to the Capital One (R) Academic All-America College Division Volleyball First Team for the second year in a row, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Monday (Dec. 10, 2012).
Oberacker is a senior outside hitter from Erie, Pa., and McDowell High School with a grade-point average of 3.96 in Biology/Pre-Med. With her outstanding play on the court and in the classroom, she earned a spot as one of the six players on the Capital One (R) Academic All-America College Division Volleyball First Team.
The College Division is made up of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and Junior Colleges. Candidates must have at least a 3.30 GPA, be a starter or important reserve and be nominated by the CoSIDA member. The teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
In order to be voted as Capital One (R) Academic All-America, candidates must first be selected to the Capital One (R) Academic All-District First Team. Those honorees were announced earlier in the fall, and Oberacker was one of eight Point Park student-athletes who earned that distinction in the fall 2012. But she was the only one to advance to the Capital One (R) Academic All-America level.
Point Park's Capital One (R) Academic All-America and Capital One (R) Academic All-District honorees are listed at the bottom of this page.
Oberacker had another outstanding year as a senior to make herself one of the top NAIA volleyball student-athletes in the country. She totaled 396 kills, 342 digs, 72 total blocks and a 98% serve-receive percentage as one of the top all-around players in the NAIA. The six-rotation standout was named to NAIA Honorable Mention All-American team for the second year in a row and was an AVCA/NAIA All-Northeast Region selection the last three years.
Oberacker finished her career as a four-time all-conference player with 1,855 kills, 1,060 digs, 333 total blocks, 201 service aces and a 97% serve-receive percentage for her career.
Her 3.96 GPA in Biology & Pre-Med is the highest on the six-person Capital One (R) Academic All-America College Division First Team, and she is one of three who are on the team for the second year in a row. Also making that distinction are NAIA Player of the Year Paula Ferreira, a senior from Columbia (Mo.) with a 3.92 GPA and Desiree Erikson, a senior from Doane (Neb.) with a 3.95 GPA.
The other three members of the first team are IU East setter Lauren Crump (3.79), of the NAIA All-American Third Team, Anastasija Baranovska (3.91) of Madonna (Mich.) and the NAIA Honorable All-American list, and Katie Zent (3.94) of Jamestown (N.D.). Zent and Erikson were all-conference players.
Columbia's Paual Ferreira was named the Capital One (R) Academic All-American of the Year for the second year in a row. She was the setter for NAIA runner-up Columbia (42-2) and a two-time NAIA Player of the Year from Brazil.
The following are Point Park's honorees from the Fall 2012 who were Capital One (R) Academic All-America and All-District. Follow the links to read the respective releases from CoSIDA.
Capital One (R) Academic All-America College Division Volleyball First Team
Lindsey Oberacker, Sr., OH, Erie, Pa., 3.96 GPA (Biology/Pre-Med)
Capital One (R) Academic All-District College Division Volleyball First Team
Lindsey Oberacker, Sr., OH, Erie., Pa., 3.96 GPA (Biology/Pre-Med)
Capital One (R) Academic All-District College Division Men's Soccer First Team
Matt Dziak, Jr., D, North Versailles, Pa., 3.59 GPA (Criminal Justice)
Brett Gwosden, Jr., D, Elizabeth, Pa., 3.52 GPA (Accounting)
Jack Pilkinton, Sr., D, Bourne End, England, 3.96 GPA (Journalism)
Matt Annecchiarico, Sr., F, Woodbridge, Ontario, 3.36 GPA (Accounting)
Capital One (R) Academic All-District College Division Women's Soccer First Team
Amanda Mikolay, So., D, North Versailles, Pa., 3.77 GPA (Accounting)
Kristina Stammer, Jr., M, Daytona Beach, Fla., 3.58 GPA (Criminal Justice)
Megan Kuntz, So., F., Newville, Pa., 3.50 GPA (Cinema Production)
Note: Cross Country is grouped with Track & Field and awarded in the spring.