CSU's Cranston and SDSU's Hannasch Named to 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Team
Dec. 13, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado State's Dana Cranston and San Diego State's Andrea Hannasch have been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® team as released today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Both student-athletes were selected to the second team. It is the third time in MW women's volleyball history that multiple individuals have received Academic All-America honors in the same season.
Cranston, a business administration major who holds a 3.89 cumulative grade point average, is a senior outside hitter from Fort St. John, British Columbia. A 2012 AVCA Third Team All-American as well, it is Cranston's first Academic All-America honor after earning Academic All-District accolades for the three consecutive seasons. She is just the third MW volleyball player to earn the district honor three years in a row (Amy Doman, Wyoming, 2002-04; Kelly Therkelsen, New Mexico, 2004-06). A Senior CLASS Award finalist, Cranston is a three-time Mountain West Academic All-Conference Team honoree and three-time Mountain West Scholar-Athlete. She was named the 2012 MW Player of the Year and ranks second in the Mountain West in kills (3.62 per set), fifth in service aces (0.26) and second in points (4.28). Cranston is a two-time All-Mountain West selection.
A mathematics major from New Braunfels, Texas, Hannasch carries a 3.82 GPA in her senior year. The two-time AVCA honorable mention All-American averaged 3.67 points per set to lead the Aztecs to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2001. Hannasch, a middle blocker, ranks among the top 10 in the Mountain West in hitting percentage (.301/8th), blocks (1.01/9th) and points (3.67/9th). Hannasch is a three-time All-Mountain West selection and three-time MW Academic All-Conference Team honoree.
The award recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at her current institution and be nominated by her sports information director.