Westman Recognized For Academics
Nov. 7, 2013
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV volleyball program had one of its own student-athletes - Madeline Westman - earn one of seven spots on the CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 First Team. Westman is no stranger to academic success, as the senior was tabbed to the organization's district 8 second team a year ago.
The Wauconda, Ill., native and communications major carried a 3.86 grade point average into her senior campaign. As the 2013 season has progressed, Westman has become UNLV's program leader in total blocks and assisted blocks, while moving up in the sets played (fourth), hitting efficiency (fourth) and kills (fifth) categories.
Through 20 matches, Westman leads the team with a .338 hitting clip to go along with 165 kills and a 2.29 kills per-set average. She is second in all three blocking categories - eight solo, 72 assisted and 80 total. She has also contributed 47 digs, 12 aces and four assists. In all, she has amassed eight double-digit kill matches and had eight outings with five or more total blocks - includes a career-tying nine (all assisted) at Boise State on Oct. 24.
Besides the CoSIDA recognition, Westman is also three-time Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award recipient (2010-11 to 2012-13) and has been tabbed to the Fall Academic All-MW Team three times (2010-12). Based on her on-court performance, she has been selected to the all-conference team the past two seasons.
Joining Westman on the All-District 8 First Team were Saint Mary's Kristina Graven, Fresno State's Marissa Brand, San Francisco's Rebecca Kopilovitch, USC's Natalie Hagglund, Pacific's Kat Schulz and Oregon State's Tayla Woods.