Meyer Named to Capital One Academic All-District First Team
Thursday, November 08, 2012 | by Mike Hill (@mike_hill84)
Photo Credit: Dennis Snyder
Photo Credit: Dennis Snyder

FORT MYERS, Fla. – FGCU volleyball setter Gigi Meyer (Gainesville, Fla./Buchholz HS) added to her solid sophomore campaign on Thursday afternoon when she was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All‚ÄźDistrict 4 first team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, (CoSIDA). Meyer is the lone Atlantic Sun volleyball player to receive district honors this season.

The District 4 team is made up of student-athletes from Division I schools in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and South Carolina. To be nominated, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore, a starter or important reserve and must carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher.

The Gainesville, Fla. native is now eligible to advance to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first, second and third team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

Meyer, an Athletic Training major with a 3.96 cumulative GPA, has started every match this season. She has registered seven double-doubles on the year, one shy of tying her career-high. She leads the team in assists (606/5.88 per set), while ranking fourth on the team in both service aces (13) and digs (195). The sophomore has registered double-digit assists in all 29 of the Green and Blue’s matches and has recorded five or more digs on 20 occasions during the 2012 campaign.

Georgia Southern’s Moriah Bellissimo, Courtney Cohen from Troy, Tory McCutcheon of UCF, Nrithya Sundararaman of Miami, and Florida’s trio of Tangerine Wiggs, Betsy Smith and Chloe Mann join Meyer on the Capital One Academic All-District 4 first team.

The Blue and Green (21-8, 15-1 A-Sun) will return to the court on Friday night (Nov. 9, 6 p.m.) when they host the three-time defending A-Sun Champion Lipscomb Lady Bisons (17-10, 14-2 A-Sun) in a match that could determine the regular season champion and the No. 1 seed in the A-Sun Tournament (Nov. 15-17). To capture the outright A-Sun Regular Season title and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament, the Eagles must defeat Lipscomb. If the Eagles were to fall to LU on Friday night, they would need to take one set from the Bisons and defeat NKU on Saturday, Nov. 10 in order to win a share of the regular season crown and still keep the No. 1 seed for the A-Sun Tournament (Nov. 15-17)