NASHVILLLE, Tenn. - Lipscomb junior outside hitter Lauren Ford has been named to the COSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Capital One Academic All-District 3 First Team.
Ford, from Lenexa, Kan., has a 3.94 grade point average in exercise science.
"We have a lot of awesome athletes and girls who work hard in the classroom," Lipscomb coach Brandon Rosenthal said. "For them to be recognized is a nice touch.
"Whether it is Lauren, or one of the other girls, we demand a lot and we ask a lot as far as excellence goes."
Ford is the first member of the Lipscomb volleyball team to earn first team district honors.
"It is a credit to her and how hard she works," Rosenthal said. "To be honest, we don't really have to do a whole lot when it comes to academics for Lauren.
"She really handles her business like the majority of our team does. I feel blessed that we have girls who know what is at hand and more so than anything prioritze their responsbilities. Lauren does a fantastic job of that."
Ford is third in the Atlantic Sun in kills with 3.85 per set.
She is a two-time A-Sun All-Academic Team member.
Ford was named to the A-Sun Preseason All-Conference Team for 2013. She was Second Team All-Conference in 2012 and a member of the A-Sun All-Freshman Team in 2011.