AUSTIN – University of the Sciences volleyball senior Brooke Witmer has been voted the sixth Academic All-American in USciences Athletics history, and just the second in the history of Devils volleyball, it was announced on Tuesday.
The Manheim, Pa. native was one of 21 Division II women's volleyball student-athletes voted on to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® NCAA Division II Volleyball Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
She is the only representative from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC).
Witmer joins the likes of men's cross country's Erik Soderblom (2002), volleyball's Emily Roth (2005), men's tennis' Alvaro Vargas (2012), men's basketball's Garret Kerr (2015) and women's tennis' Karla Miletic (2018) as USciences' Academic All-Americans.
The honor adds to the growing list of accolades for Witmer, who just last week was one of seven student-athletes to be voted on to the Philadelphia InquirerAcademic All-Area Volleyball Team.
The senior has a perfect 4.0 GPA through her first six semesters as a Pharmacy major at University of the Sciences, and is a two-time CACC All-Academic Team member and two-time recipient of the D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award.
On the court this season, Witmer led USciences and ranked eighth in the CACC with .75 blocks per set. Her 52 block assists were the sixth-most in a single-season in program history.
She ends her career tied for fourth all-time with 151 career block assists, and ninth with 219 career total blocks.
Witmer also led the team with a .235 hitting percentage, which ranked 12th in the CACC, and she was second on the team with .34 service aces per set and third with 1.95 kills per set.