Mean Green Place Two On C-USA All-Academic Team
Holly Milam, Karley York Honored For Academic Success
IRVING - North Texas' senior middle blocker Holly Milam and junior setter Karley York were named to the 2017 InTouch Credit Union C-USA Volleyball All-Academic Team, announced Tuesday by the conference office.
"Coach Palileo is always a stickler on grades and making sure we show the university what it means to be a student-athlete," York said.
Boasting a 3.50 GPA in kinesiology, Milam has excelled on and off the court as the only player in North Texas history to compile 1,000 kills, 600 digs and 250 blocks in a career. This marks the first all-academic member for Milam, a two time member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
A two-time C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll member and recipient of the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal, York has maintained a 3.83 GPA in integrative studies, including a 4.0 GPA in the last five semesters. A two-time C-USA Setter of the Week, she ranks eighth in the nation with 11.81 assists per set and leads the conference with 1,193 assists. This marks York's first all-academic selection.
"I'm here to get a degree and that's my main focus," York said. "It's just a bonus that I get to play volleyball."
Milam, York and the Mean Green begin their quest for a C-USA Volleyball Championship in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament against Marshall at 5 p.m. Friday.
2017 InTouch Credit Union C-USA Volleyball All-Academic Team
Mackenzie Reaume, Charlotte
Yumi Garcia, Charlotte
Sigourney Kame, FAU
Margherita Bianchin, FIU
Jacie McClure, La Tech
Taylor Hammill, MTSU
Karley York, North Texas
Holly Milam, North Texas
Lee Ann Cunningham, Rice
Sarah Bell, Southern Miss
Haley Jared, UAB
Jessica Lucas, WKU
Sydney Engle, WKU