Women’s volleyball ranks nine on Academic All-MAC

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Nine members of Ball State’s women’s volleyball program have been named to the 2021 Academic Conference All-Mid-American Team, as announced Wednesday, Jan. 12, by the league office.

Representing the cardinals on the list were: Jaclyn Bulmahn, Lauren Gilliland, Maggie Huber, Nathalie Mitchem, Mary Plitt, Nathalie Risi, Cait Snyder, Catherine Stark, and Kate Vinson.

The All-MAC Academic Honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in both athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a GPA of 3.20 and have participated in at least 50% of the competitions for that particular sport. Freshman players and transfers from junior colleges are not eligible.

Huber, Mitchem, Plitt, Risi and Starck earn the honor for the second consecutive season, while the rest of the Ball State winners are first-time winners.

During his six seasons as head coach, Kelli Miller Phillips helped his student-athletes earn a total of 46 All-MAC Academic Selections.

Ball State Women’s Volleyball 2021 Academic All-MAC Honorees
Jaclyn Bulmahn, Graduate Student, Master of Interior Design, Undergrad at Valpo, 3,347 GPA
Lauren Gilliland, Second year, Elementary education, 4.00 GPA
Maggie Huber, Junior, Primary Education, 3,828 GPA
Nathalie Mitchem, Junior, Psychological Sciences, 3.397 GPAA
Mary Plitt, Junior, Psychological Sciences, 3.554 GPA
Nathalie Risi, Junior, Business Analysis, 3.905 GPA
Cait Snyder, sophomore, speech pathology, 3,933 GPA
Catherine Stark, Senior, Speech Therapy, 3,719 GPAA
Kate Vinson, sophomore, sports administration, 3,875 GPA

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