BELTON – University of Mary Hardin-Baylor volleyball player Kendall Pye has been named to the Capital One Division III Academic All-District VIII Team released by CoSIDA on Thursday. Pye earned a spot on the All-District VIII First Team and will now move on to the Academic All-American ballot.
Pye is a junior setter/right side from A&M Consolidated High School in College Station. She is hitting .281 on the season and ranks among the team leaders with 147 kills. Pye also has 284 assists and 166 digs on the year and is a two-time ASC All-Conference selection. Pye carries a 4.00 GPA as a mathematics major and is also a two-time ASC Academic All-Conference selection.
CoSIDA’s District VIII is made up of colleges from the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Canada. The team is voted on by sports information directors from the district and the All-American team will be selected by a nationwide vote of SID’s. To be eligible for the Academic All-District and All-American Teams, a player must be a sophomore, junior or senior and carry at least a 3.30 GPA.
The Cru volleyball team is currently 22-5 on the season and won the American Southwest Conference regular season title with a 14-2 mark in ASC play. The UMHB volleyball team will host the ASC Championship Tournament at the Mayborn Campus Center November 6-8th.