Gebhardt earns second-team Academic All-American award

Wayne State junior setter Megan Gebhardt was named to the 2017 Academic All-America Division II Volleyball Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Gebhardt received Second Team honors and is just the second player in school history to be named Academic All-American, joining WSC Hall of Famer Jennifer (Hefner) Clark (First Team in 2009 and 2010) in that prestigious category.

The Division II Academic All-America program recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performance athletically and in the classroom. Gebhardt was one of 16 athletes named to the 21 member Division II Academic All-America Teams to have a spotless 4.00 grade-point average.

Gebhardt, a 5-8 junior setter from Norfolk, carries a 4.0 grade point average majoring in finance. She ranked seventh in the NSIC this season averaging 9.60 assists per set to go with 1.99 digs and 0.51 blocks per set. Gebhardt had six double-doubles this year, including 46 assists and a season-high 17 digs in a 3-2 loss at No. 1 Concordia-St. Paul in the first round of the NSIC Tournament Nov. 15. She also recorded a career-high 56 assists with 12 digs vs. Upper Iowa on Oct. 27. Gebhardt also ranked fourth on the team this season with 24 service aces.

Gebhardt earned the Cunningham Scholar Female Athlete of the Year Award last year at Wayne State with a 4.00 grade-point average. She obtained her undergraduate degree in just three years and is currently pursuing a master’s degree while playing volleyball.

Wayne State finished the 2017 season with a record of 19-12 overall and finished eighth in the NSIC with a 12-8 league mark. The Wildcats lost to eventual national champion Concordia-St. Paul in the NSIC Tournament in five sets (18-25, 25-13, 23-25, 25-20, 15-12).

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