Immediate Release: November 13, 2006
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (email@example.com)
First-Team Academic All-District Honoree
psychology major with a 3.93 GPA is recognized by ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA
N.Y. - Binghamton volleyball senior middle blocker Megan Hoag
(Brunswick, Ohio) has been named an ESPN The Magazine Academic
All-District I First-Team honoree. Hoag now moves on to the national
ballot where she will be eligible for Acadmic All-American recognition.
A psychology major and Binghamton scholar, she is one of just
three players from the America East Conference to be named an
academic all-district selction and the only to garner first team
honors, as District I covers schools throughout the New England
area and mid-Atlantic region. The Brunswick, Ohio native receives
the award after compiling a 3.93 GPA.
Hoag currently leads the team in kills and service aces, ranks
second in hitting percentage and is third in both digs and blocks.
She also ranks among the top 10 in the America East in each category.
A 2005 honorable mention All-America East selection, she has
hit in double figures in 23 matches and registered 14 double-doubles
(kills-digs) this season. Additionally, with 17 kills over the
weekend, she became only seventh player in program history to
reach the 1,000 career kill plateau.
The senior team captain now has 1,008 kills for her career joining
Michele Heck '04 as the second player in the BU rally-scoring
era to own 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs and is one of only five
Bearcats in the 36-year history of the program to accomplish
the 1,000 kill and 1,000 dig feat.
Hoag leads the defending America East Champion Bearcats into
their third-straight trip to the conference playoffs this weekend
at Albany's University Gymnasium. BU's quest
to return to the NCAA Tournament begins on Saturday afternoon,
when the Bearcats face No. 3 seeded UMBC at 5:30 p.m.
District 1 Winners
- University Division
Long Island University