Nov. 13, 2006
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - While their numbers on the court are quite gaudy and worthy of acclaim, Santa Clara volleyball stars Anna Cmaylo and Kim McGiven used numbers from the classroom, specifically their grade-point averages, to earn their latest honors. Both Broncos earned spots on the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VIII teams, with McGiven being named to the first team, and Cmaylo earning third-team honors.
The honors mark the second consecutive year that both Cmaylo and McGiven have been recognized by CoSIDA for their academic achievements.
"Both Anna and Kim are not only great people, but they are also very driven in this world and want to do big things whether they are in the court or the classroom," said Santa Clara head coach Jon Wallace. "They are going to be successful in their lives in whatever they choose to do."
McGiven, who is third in the West Coast Conference with an average of 4.27 kills a game, carries an eye-popping 3.916 GPA in the classroom while double-majoring in finance and religious studies with a minor in environmental studies. She was also recognized on the first team in 2005.
Cmaylo, the WCC's leader with a hitting percentage of .412 heading into the regular season's final weekend, is coming off of a huge weekend which saw her hit .500 with 4.78 kills a game in helping lead SCU to three sweeps in a row. Academically, the Napa native boasts a GPA of 3.93 while double-majoring in environmental studies and political science with a minor in French.
Cmaylo and McGiven will lead the Broncos into their 2006 regular-season finale this Saturday, Nov. 19 against the San Diego Toreros. McGiven, along with fellow senior Megan Pura, will be honored as part of Senior Day festivities as they play the final home match of their SCU careers.