MEDIA, Pennsylvania -- Penn State Brandywine junior Miranda Biondi (Newtown Square, Pa./Marple Newtown) was named to the Capital One Academic All-District I Volleyball First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.
Biondi was the only student-athlete representing a USCAA institution and one of just nine underclassmen overall to earn first team all-district honors. A total of 42 student-athletes from non-NCAA, small colleges around the United States earned the distinction, with all of the first team honorees now automatically moving on to the national academic all-American ballot.
Biondi is the second Brandywine student-athlete to earn academic all-district accolades this fall, joining men's soccer junior Manny Weldemicael. They are the only two selections from Brandywine in the award's history.
A human development and family studies major, Biondi owns a 3.44 grade-point average and is a two-time PSUAC All-Academic Team honoree.
Biondi earned first team all-conference laurels for the third consecutive year in 2014 after leading the USCAA with 103 aces. She also tallied 513 assists, the fourth-highest total in the PSUAC, as Brandywine's starting setter, while adding 110 digs, 28 kills and 16 blocks.
After compiling 1,577 assists during her first three seasons at Brandywine, Biondi will likely become the first Lion in program history to record 2,000 career assists during her senior season.
To be eligible to earn the academic all-district award, student-athletes must own a minimum cumulative GPA pf 3.30, have reached sophomore academic and athletic status and be a main contributor to their team.
Capital One and CoSIDA will announce first, second and third team volleyball academic all-Americans on Monday, December 8.
March 26, 2015 Brandywine Student-Athletes Honored For Academic Achievement
January 28, 2015 27 Brandywine Student-Athletes Earn PSUAC Academic All-Conference
November 6, 2014 Biondi Awarded Academic All-District Honor By Capital One/CoSIDA
October 31, 2014 Four Lions Earn All-PSUAC Volleyball Recognition
October 19, 2014 Brandywine Drops Hard-Fought PSUAC Title Match To Fayette
October 16, 2014 Biondi Earns Second Setter Of The Week Award
October 15, 2014 Lions Sweep York; Advance To PSUAC Semifinals
October 14, 2014 Brandywine Hosts York Wednesday In PSUAC Volleyball Quarterfinals
October 12, 2014 Brandywine Knocks Off Hazleton In Final Regular Season Match
October 11, 2014 Lions Sweep Home PSUAC Tri-Match
October 9, 2014 Lions Sweep Central Penn In Final Non-League Match
October 7, 2014 Lions Coast To Pair Of Victories Over Schuylkill
October 5, 2014 Brandywine Earns Two Victories On Final Day Of Dig Pink
October 4, 2014 Lions Dominant During Dig Pink Victories
October 1, 2014 Lions Trumped At Mont Alto In Five-Set Thriller
September 26, 2014 Volleyball Earns No. 20 National Ranking
September 25, 2014 Penn State Brandywine Falls At Moravian
September 24, 2014 Biondi Named PSUAC Setter Of The Week
September 23, 2014 Lions Continue To Roll With Straight-Set Victory At Rosemont
September 21, 2014 Brandywine Gains Three PSUAC Victories At Weekend Tri-Matches
September 18, 2014 Brandywine Extends Winning Streak To Five With 3-0 Triumph Over Mont Alto
September 16, 2014 Brandywine Sweeps York In PSUAC Opener
September 16, 2014 Costa And Poissant Claim PSUAC Volleyball Awards
September 13, 2014 Lions Claim Pair Of Five-Set Victories In Road Tri-Match
September 12, 2014 Volleyball Dig Pink Weekend Set For October 4-5
September 9, 2014 Lions Sweep Central Penn For First Victory
September 4, 2014 Lions Fall At Albright In Road Opener