Monday, 19 November 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor volleyball player Morgan Baker has been named to the Capital One Division III Academic All-District VIII Team released by CoSIDA today. Baker earns a spot on the Academic honor squad for the second consecutive year.
Baker is a junior outside hitter and pre-physical therapy major from Needville High School. She posted 86 kills and 13 service aces this season. Baker also recorded 156 digs and 15 total blocks.
CoSIDA's District VIII is made up of colleges from the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Canada. The team is voted on by sports information directors from the district and the All-American team will be selected by a nationwide vote of SID's. To be eligible for the Academic All-District and All-American Teams, a player must be a sophomore, junior or senior and carry at least a 3.30 GPA.
The Cru finished the 2012 season with a 22-8 overall record and UMHB went 12-4 in ASC play this year. The Cru advanced to the ASC Championship Tournament and set a new school record for wins in the Division III era for the second straight season.