Danielle Carlson Earns Academic All-America Honors
Dec. 13, 2012
MILWAUKEE – Senior Danielle Carlson of the Marquette University women’s volleyball team was named to the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Volleyball Second Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday.
Carlson is Marquette’s first women’s volleyball Academic All-American since Martha Meyer earned first team honors in 1996.
A psychology and theology major with a 3.72 grade point average, Carlson led the Golden Eagles to a 27-7 record in 2012 and ended her career first in program history in hitting percentage (.358). The Marshfield, Wis., native became the 12th player in program history to join the 1,000-kill club on Nov. 11 against Notre Dame and helped Marquette compile an overall record of 92-39 (.702) during her tenure with a pair of NCAA Championship appearances.
Carlson earned the 2011-12 BIG EAST Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award for women’s volleyball last season and was the BIG EAST’s only Senior CLASS Award nominee as a senior.
The two-time All-BIG EAST First Team honoree is a three-time member of the conference’s all-academic team and a member of the Psi Chi and Theta Alpha Kappa honor societies. Carlson has also been an active volunteer throughout her career at Marquette, serving as the volleyball team’s representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and lending her time to MU’s Campus Crusade for Christ and Hunger Clean-up efforts.
She has also served as a tutor at the Benedict Center in Milwaukee and volunteered at the Milwaukee Adult Day Care Center, as well as Samaritan’s House.
Carlson earned Capital One Academic All-District 6 honors in December to earn a spot on the national ballot.