PHILADELPHIA University of Pennsylvania senior outside hitter Cara Thomason was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-Districtvolleyball team as selected by members of COSIDA. Thomason is one of four student-athletes in the Ivy League to receive the honor.
Thomason leads the Quakers in kills and digs. On Oct. 8 she moved into the Penn record books becoming the schools all-time leader in digs. The senior also ranks fifth in the Ivy League in digs per game with 4.08.
CoSIDA's District II covers Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. To be eligible, an athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20 on a scale of 4.00. She must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at the institution and must have completed at least one full academic year at the institution. Sports information directors nominate eligible athletes from their schools who are named to district teams prior to being voted upon on the national level. CoSIDA has been selecting Academic All-America teams since 1952.
The Quakers are 8-15 overall and 5-6 in the Ancient Eight. They host Cornell on Friday at 7 p.m. and Columbia on Saturday at 4 p.m.