Nov. 4, 2010
Rice University volleyball player Tracey Lam has been selected to the ESPN Academic All-District VI First Team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Wednesday (Nov. 4). She is now eligible to earn ESPN Academic All-America honors.
Lam maintains a 3.75 GPA in economics and Asian studies with a minor in business. She was named the Joyce Pounds Hardy Award winner last year as Rice's top female Athlete.
A senior from San Francisco playing the libéro position, Lam leads Conference USA in digs per set at 5.71, which is also the sixth-best average in the nation. She currently has 520 digs on the season and is the school record-holder with 2,221 career digs, which is second all-time in C-USA. Also this season, Lam has been honored as the C-USA Defensive Player of the Week three times (Sept. 20, Oct. 4, and Oct. 18), and named as the Rice Invitational Libéro of the Tournament, Rice Invitational II Libéro of the Tournament, and selected to the LSU Tiger Classic All-Tournament team.
A year ago, Lam set the Rice single-season record with 630 digs in being named C-USA Libéro of the Year, AVCA All-America Honorable Mention, AVCA All-Midwest Region, All-Conference USA First Team, Conference USA Championship All-Tournament Team, and the ESPN Academic All-District VI Second Team.
To be eligible for ESPN Academic All-District honors student-athletes must hold at least a 3.3 grade point average and be a sophomore in academic and athletic standing. District VI is comprised of schools in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
The Owls host Memphis this Friday (Nov. 5) at 7 p.m. and UAB on Saturday at 7 p.m. as well. Both matches take place inside Tudor Fieldhouse.