Townsend named to CoSIDA Academic All-District volleyball team

Townsend named to CoSIDA Academic All-District volleyball team

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Senior Jamee Townsend of the Saint Leo volleyball team the Academic All-District volleyball team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), announced on Thursday afternoon.

The Plant City, Fla., native is one of six chosen for the honor, five of which are from the Sunshine State Conference. The SSC is joined by the Gulf South and Southern Intercollegiate conferences to make up District 5.

On the court, Townsend is averaging 5.29 digs per set and is leading the SSC in that category. She has surpassed 1,000 career digs this season and is currently just three digs shy of breaking into the top five in program history.

Off the court, Townsend is averaging a 3.6 GPA in accounting. The member of Saint Leo's Honors Program has earned a spot on the SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll each of her years at Saint Leo, has landed on Saint Leo's Deans List and President's Club list twice, and has recently earned a prestigious internship for her spring semester with one of the top 10 CPA firms in the nation, beating out other excellent students from Saint Leo and other universities. 

Townsend is the first Saint Leo volleyball student-athlete to earn CoSIDA All-District since Kaitlin McKenna earned the honor in the 2009 season.

First-team Academic All-District™ honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month. 

For more information about the Academic All-District™ and Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit HERE.

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CoSIDA District 5 First Team

Name,School, Yr., GPA, Major

Claire Angelich, Lynn, Sr., 3.88, Biology

Emma Ballantyne, PBA, Sr., 3.83, Medical & biology chemistry

Natasha Fomina, North Alabama, Gr., 3.89, Prof. marketing / MBA

Ally Rohn, PBA, So., 3.93, Journalism

Marissa Tandron, Lynn, Sr., 3.96, Biology

Jamee Townsend, Saint Leo, Sr., 3.60, Accounting