Northwestern’s Schut Earns Top Academic Honor
Karlie Schut was named the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the year and headlines the 2015 Academic All-America College Division Volleyball team as announced by the national office earlier today.
Schut, a senior from Des Moines, Iowa, received the top athletic/academic honor after leading her team to a 24-8 overall record and No. 21 ranking in the final NAIA coaches’ poll. A two-time NAIA All-American heading into the 2015 season, Schut led the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) with 4.0 kills per set and reached double figures in 29 matches this season. She ranked in the GPAC in hitting percentage (.263) while also being among the team leaders in blocks, aces and digs. Schut was named the GPAC Player of the Year in 2015 and earned all-conference honors all four years.
“Karlie has been very elite both on and off the court,” commented head coach Kyle Van Den Bosch. “She has played some of her best volleyball in our biggest matches throughout her career. Karlie has been a team captain the last three years and has been a leader with her play and with developing relationships with her teammates. Karlie has been a joy to coach over the last four years.”
Schut is a Nursing major who sports a 3.99 GPA. She is a two-time NAIA Scholar Athlete and earned the prestigious NAIA A.O. Duer Scholarship Award as a junior.
The CoSIDA College Division Academic All-America volleyball teams are comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.