Cunningham Named to C-USA All-Academic Team

Nov. 14, 2017

IRVING, Texas – Rice sophomore libero Lee Ann Cunningham was named to the InTouch Credit Union Conference USA All-Academic Team for the first time in her career, the league office announced on Tuesday (11/14/17).

Cunningham, who majors in Political Science and Spanish, leads the Owls and ranks second in C-USA with 546 total digs and averages 4.75 digs per set. The Louisville, Ky. native has surpassed 30 or more digs twice this season and ranks 28th in the nation in total digs. Earlier this season, Cunningham surpassed 1,000 career digs as just a sophomore.

The Owls have had at least one student-athlete named to the C-USA All-Academic Team in 12 consecutive seasons.

Cunningham and the Owls face Southern Miss this Friday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Championship.

2017 C-USA All-Academic Team
Mackenzie Reaume, Charlotte
Yumi Garcia, Charlotte
Sigourney Kame, FAU
Margherita Bianchin, FIU
Jacie McClure, Louisiana Tech
Taylor Hammill, Middle Tennessee
Karley York, North Texas
Holly Milam, North Texas
Lee Ann Cunningham, Rice
Sarah Bell, Southern Miss
Haley Jared, UAB
Jessica Lucas, WKU
Sydney Engle, WKU





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