Inderski and Quaites Named To MVC Volleyball Scholar-Athlete Team

first_imgSAINT LOUIS, Mo. – Two Drake University volleyball student-athletes have earned Missouri Valley Conference Volleyball Scholar-Athlete honors, the league announced Monday, Nov. 22. Junior Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) was named to the MVC Volleyball Scholar-Athlete First Team while teammate Capris Quaites (Omaha, Neb.) earned honorable mention honors.A total of 21 student-athletes were honored with 14 on the first team and seven receiving honorable mention. The honor is the second of Inderski’s career.Inderski, a junior who owns a 3.81 grade point average as a marketing and advertising major, received academic honorable mention last season. She finished the 2016 season with double-figure kills in four-straight matches. She completed her junior season with exactly 400 kills, the eighth most in program history in a single season and the most by a Bulldog since 2007. Inderski’s 1,044 career kills and 1,058 career digs each rank seventh in Drake history.After having her junior season cut short due to injury, Quaites finished her career as a Bulldog with a team best .280 attack percentage and 139 kills. Her 88 blocks this season were the team’s second most and helped the Bulldogs blocking improve from ninth in the MVC in blocking last season to fifth this season. Quaites has maintained a 3.84 grade point average at Drake while studying international business and marketing.Forty-seven student-athletes were nominated for the Valley’s scholar-athlete team. The criterion for the honor parallels the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) standards for Academic All-America voting. Nominees must be starters or important reserves with at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale). Also, students must have participated in at least 75-percent of the regular-season matches. Student-athletes must have reached sophomore status in both athletic and academic standing at their institution (true freshmen and redshirt freshmen were not eligible.)Drake finished the season with a 17-15 record for its first winning season since 2010.  The team’s 17 wins and eight MVC wins were also the program’s most since 2010.Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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