Courtney Berry Garners Google Cloud Academic All-District Honor

Courtney Berry '21 about to serve the ball.

LEXINGTON, Va. — The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Volleyball teams on Thursday, and Washington and Lee sophomore middle blocker Courtney Berry (Charlottesville, Va./Western Albemarle) was selected to the seven-member District 5 team in the Division III category.

Berry, psychology and strategic communications double major, led the team and was third in the ODAC in hitting percentage (.339) this season and was fifth in the conference in total blocks (77). She also had 190 kills, 58 digs and 28 assists. She registered at least four blocks in seven matches, and notched a hitting percentage greater than .400 in nine contests.

A Third Team All-ODAC honoree this year, Berry has totaled 212 total blocks through two seasons, and is just 50 away from moving into the W&L career Top 10 list. She also has a .338 career hitting percentage, which is currently fourth on the program's all-time list.  

This is the first academic all-district honor for Berry. She will now move onto the national ballot where she has the chance at garnering Academic All-America honors.

The criteria for the CoSIDA All-District program states that a player must be of sophomore academic standing, be a starter or important reserve and claim a GPA of at least 3.30 on a 4.0 scale. Washington and Lee is a member of District 5, which includes players from small colleges in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

The Generals finished the 2018 campaign 21-13 overall, and claimed the 16th ODAC Championship in program history. The Blue and White fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to fourth-ranked Colorado College, 3-2, on Friday, November 9.

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