Husker Named CoSIDA Academic All District

Nebraska outside hitter Lexi Sun has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team that was announced on Thursday.

A native of Encinitas, California, Sun carries a 3.51 GPA, and she earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies last December. Sun earned AVCA Second-Team All-America accolades, as well as All-Big Ten First Team and AVCA All-North Region honors after leading the Huskers with 3.64 kills per set and posting 2.21 digs per set. Sun was a two-time Big Ten Player of the Week during the season.

The Nebraska volleyball program has placed a student-athlete on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team six years in a row. Sun was a second-team selection year. By being named to the first team, Sun will be eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, which will be announced on July 12.

 

A pair of Nebraska football players were honored as the 2020-21 Academic All-District® VII Football Team, selected by CoSIDA, was announced on Thursday.

Ben Stille and Adrian Martinez was both first-team selections and will now advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot.  First- and second-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in early July.

Stille is a first-team selection for the second straight season, as the senior defensive lineman carries 3.31 GPA while working on a master’s degree in nutrition and health sciences. On the field, Stille earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors in 2020, as he totaled 27 tackles and anchored the Husker defense.

Martinez earns his first Academic All-District VII award, as he graduated with a degree in management and carries a 3.50 GPA. A three-year starter and one of only 13 two-year captains in Nebraska football history, Martinez set a school record with a 71.5 completion percentage in 2020, while also pacing the Huskers with 74.4 rushing yards per game.

Nebraska has a national-best 341 Academic All-Americans, including 108 in football, as of June 2021.

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