BUFFALO, NY – Junior Marisa Hornbaker was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Second Team, the magazine and the College Sports Information Directors of America announced on Thursday morning. Hornbaker is the first UB volleyball player to be named to the All-District team since Katie Weekly in 2005.
Hornbaker, a Pharmacology and Toxicology major with a 3.97 GPA, is currently second on the Bulls with 279 kills on the season. Hornbaker, who had never reached the 200-kill plateau in her first two season, is also second on the team with 197 digs and third on the squad with 19 service aces. Hornbaker has reached single-game career highs this season in kills (22), hitting percentage (.412) and digs (21).
To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution. Nominated athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games at the position listed on the nomination form (where applicable). No student-athlete is eligible until he/she has completed one full calendar year at his/her current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility.