GREENWOOD, Ind. – Outside hitter Amanda Chew of the Salisbury University volleyball team was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) NCAA Division III District 2 Academic First Team, announced by the organization on Thursday.
Chew, a junior from Owings, Md., makes the First Team for the second time after earning First-Team honors in November 2019. An Interdisciplinary Studies major with an emphasis on Graphic Design and a Marketing minor, she has maintained a 3.95 grade-point average during her time at SU and has made the Dean's List six times.
Chew and the Sea Gull volleyball team played three exhibition games as part of a truncated spring 2021 season. In 53 career matches over her first two seasons in maroon and gold, Chew has accumulated 654 kills (3.30 K/S), 59 service aces (0.30 SA/S), 57 blocks (0.29 B/S) and 500 digs (2.53 D/S). In 2019 she was named First-Team All-Capital Athletic Conference (CAC, now Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference) and earned CAC Offensive Player of the Week honors twice.
In addition to her excellence on the court, Chew has been an excellent citizen off the court. She has participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and this summer will participate in its national internship program, joining only a dozen other athletes from across the country in a 10-week program in California. Chew is also a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.
As a First-Team honoree, Chew is now eligible for the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot; results will be revealed in early July.
To be eligible for Academic All-District consideration, student-athletes must maintain at least a 3.3 GPA and reached sophomore athletic and academic standing. Student-athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of their team's games and be a starter or top reserve with legitimate athletic and academic credentials.
To view the CoSIDA Academic All-District Volleyball Team, CLICK HERE.