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November 8, 2012

Emily Leazer named to Capital One Academic All-District Team

Sophomore outside hitter Emily Leazer named to Capital One Academic All-District Team.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Augustana sophomore outside hitter Emily Leazer (St. Viator HS, Mt. Prospect, Ill.) was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District team in volleyball, it was announced today. Leazer was a second team selection in District Seven, which includes the states of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

  The Academic All-District selection comes in the same week where Leazer was named to the all-conference volleyball team in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin.

She was Augustana's team leader on offense during the 2012 season. She played in all 110 sets in the 31 match campaign, one of just two Vikings to do that. She posted 397 kills for an average of 3.61 per game and she had 154 errors in 1111 total attempts for a hitting percentage of .219. She also had 317 digs (2.88 per set) and was second on the team in that category. She recorded 100 service aces for an average of 0.91 per set, which is a new school record. She shattered the old mark of 0.63 set by Mandy Murray in 2001.

Leazer had 93 kills in 25 sets during CCIW play and ranked second in the league in that statistic with 3.72 kills per game. She was third in service aces with 11 in 25 sets for an average of 0.44. She finished 10th in digs with 84 in 25 games for an average of 3.36.

Leazer finished the season ranked fifth in NCAA Division III in service aces at 0.91 and 15th in points per set with 4.77.

Her average of 3.61 kills per set is the fifth-best single season average in school history. She has 136 service aces in her career and is now seventh on the career list in that category with two full seasons remaining.  Leazer has 692 kills during her career and should enter the career top 10 list sometime during her junior year.

During the recently concluded season, Leazer was named to all-tournament teams in the Augustana Invitational on August 31/September 1, the Alverno Tournament on September 14-15 and the Pumpkin Bash on October 26-27. She was the tournament MVP at both the Alverno Tournament and the Pumpkin Bash.

Augustana finished the year 20-11 overall and that is the best record for the Vikings since going 23-12 in 2008.

Leazer is the daughter of John and Ann Leazer of Mt. Prospect, Illinois and she is a math and computer science major with a grade point average of 3.58.

The Capital One Academic All-American program is administered by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and Augustana has had a strong tradition since the program began in 1951. Currently, Augustana ranks sixth in the nation in number of Academic All-Americans produced.