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Aschenbrenner named to Academic All-America Team

June 11, 2018, in Athletics, Men's Volleyball

Jimmy Aschenbrenner, a junior from Westminster, Colo., is a second-team selection on the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America College Division Men’s At-Large Team as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Aschenbrenner, a 6-7 middle blocker on the Mustangs’ men’s volleyball team, has a perfect 4.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA) with majors in biology and chemistry.

Aschenbrenner was the Mustangs’ top defender at the net with team-high totals of 15 solo blocks and 70 block assists for an average of 0.90 blocks per set and their top weapon from the service line with a team-high 20 ace serves for an average of 0.21 ace serves per set. He contributed 81 kills to the Mustangs’ attack for an average of 0.86 kills per set and was one of their most efficient attackers with a .212 attack percentage.

The Academic All-America Men’s At-Large team is comprised of student-athletes from the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle shooting, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.

The CoSIDA Academic All-America College Division Teams are comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.  Athletes must be of at least sophomore academic status, be a starter or significant reserve, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher to be eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.

Morningside produced 69 Academic All-Americans between 2010 and 2017 for the fifth highest total in the nation among all divisions of intercollegiate athletics and the Mustangs’ all-time total of 84 Academic All-Americans is the highest figure for any school in the NAIA.

Click here for the complete 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America College Division At-Large Team.