Altoona women's volleyball players named to CSC Academic All-District team

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Five members of the Penn State Altoona women’s volleyball program picked up postseason honors from the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, as the league announced its all-conference team and other postseason awards on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Lions head coach Jamie McGreal was voted the AMCC’s Coach of the Year, and outside hitter Lia Simanski, of Altoona, was selected the conference’s Newcomer of the Year. Penn State Altoona also got four student-athletes on the all-conference list, as libero Anna Batrus, of Altoona, was a first-team All-AMCC selection, outside hitter Lacee Barnhart, of Bellefonte, and Simanski were both second-team picks, and middle Makenna Port, of Bellefonte, earned third-team recognition.

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GREENWOOD, Ind. — Four Penn State Altoona women’s volleyball student-athletes were recognized for their success in the classroom on Tuesday, Dec. 12, when the College Sports Communicators (CSC) organization announced its Academic All-District women’s volleyball teams.

To be eligible for a spot on the Academic All-District team, student-athletes must meet certain academic and athletic requirements. Academically, student-athletes must be at least sophomores while holding cumulative grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher. Athletically, players must be starters or key reserves who have played in at least 90% of their team’s sets or have been a starter in at least two-thirds of their team’s matches. Nominators could submit up to six qualified student-athletes per team.

Four Penn State Altoona women’s volleyball student-athletes were named to the CSC’s NCAA Division III Academic All-District team:

  • Libero Anna Batrus, of Altoona, majoring in business management and marketing.
  • Outside/right side hitter Karlie Feathers, of Bellwood, majoring in elementary and early childhood education.
  • Middle blocker Taylor Myers, of Morrisdale, majoring in nursing.
  • Middle blocker Makenna Port, of Bellefonte, majoring in education.