Four Mountain West Student-Athletes Named 2015 Academic All-District™


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Four Mountain West volleyball student-athletes were named to the 2015 Academic All-District™ Team selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) today. Sarah Baugh and Sierra Nobley of Boise State, Hannah Johnson of New Mexico and Laura Beach of Wyoming were named to the District 7 Second Team.

Baugh, a senior from Poulsbo, Washington, is the starting setter for the Broncos and is ranked second in the nation in assists per set at 12.15. With six regular-season matches remaining in her career, she is currently ranked fifth on the Boise State career assists list with 3,506 and needs 89 to move into fourth place. Baugh is on target to graduate in May 2016 with a degree in general business and maintains a 3.58 cumulative grade point average. She is a two-time Academic All-Mountain West honoree and a three-time Mountain West Scholar Athlete.

Nobley enters the week leading the MW in kills per set at 4.65 to rank ninth in the nation. She has had an impressive first two seasons for Boise State, setting a combined five Boise State and MW freshman records last year and is on the verge of setting the school record for kills in a season this weekend needing seven at San José State on Saturday. The outside hitter from Scottsdale, Arizona is a sophomore majoring in marketing with a 3.97 cumulative GPA. Nobley was a 2014-15 MW Scholar-Athlete as a freshman.

Johnson, a setter hailing from Longview, Washington, is majoring in exercise science and owns a 3.78 GPA. A senior, she leads New Mexico in assists in 2015 with 869 and ranks second in program history, just 282 from the program’s single-season record. She is also second on the team in digs with 233, and has produced nine assist-dig double-doubles this year, good for sixth in the MW. Academically, Johnson has earned Academic All-Mountain West honors for three consecutive years and was named MW Scholar Athlete in 2013-14.

Beach holds a 3.94 grade-point average studying kinesiology and health promotion at Wyoming. The junior middle blocker from Lakewood, Colorado, has tallied 219 kills this season, as well as 109 blocks. She currently ranks sixth in the Mountain West in hitting percentage with .348 (219-56-469). She is a two-time Academic All-Mountain West honoree and MW Scholar-Athlete.