Jan. 3, 2011
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio Volleyball had three student-athletes, Sue Jacobi, Michelle Jantsch and Katie Post, named to the 2010 MAC All-Academic team on Monday. The Bobcats, along with Western Michigan, had the most players on the squad.
Jantsch (Mission Hills, Kan.) was one of two players named to the All-Academic Squad for a third time. This is the most a student-athlete can be named to the team because freshmen do not qualify for this honor. Jantsch finished second all-time at Ohio in assists, six shy of the record set by Briana Adamovsky (4,767 from 2001-04).
She also finished tied for second (rally-scoring era) and tied for sixth (all-time) in service aces, ending her career with 127. Her 961 digs also places her seventh (rally-scoring era). Jantsch was also recognized by the MAC athletically for the third-consecutive year and joined Briana Adamovsky, Stephanie Blackburn, Melissa Griffin and Ellen Herman as the only Bobcats to achieve that feat.
Jacobi (Louisville, Ky.) was recognized academically for the second-consecutive year. The senior finished with 560 kills and averaged a double-double with 354 digs (35 matches). On the season, she had 19 double-doubles and will depart ranking seventh all-time in kills with 1,208 during her four seasons. This year she also set the single-season records for kills and points by an Ohio player.
Jacobi was named to the All-MAC First Team for the second year in row after being named the MAC East's Offensive Player of the Week twice this season along with being named to the All-Tournament Team at the TCU Nike Invitational.
Post (Streamwood, Ill.) was named to the All-Academic Team for the first time. She finished the season with the most block assists in a single season, 165 (Katie Mullen, 150 in 1998) and total blocks, 195 (Margaret Garwood, 194 in 1984), and helped Ohio finish the season as the No. 1 blocking team in the nation.
Post earned her first All-MAC honor this season after being named the MAC East Offensive or Defensive Player of the Week four times in 2010.
Ohio has had at least three players recognized on the MAC All-Academic Team for the past four seasons and had a record five named back in 2008.
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50% of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.
A total of 18 student-athletes were named to the team as voted on by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions. The number of honorees on the MAC All-Academic Team is the number that is set for the specific sport or 33% of the number of nominees, whichever is greater.