RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College sophomore Olivia Emerson (Sparks, Nev./Edward C. Reed) capped a highly-decorated athletic season by being named to the 2013 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Volleyball All-Tournament Team.
The All-Tournament Team was announced at the conclusion of the CACC Championship Match on Saturday afternoon at the Georgian Court University Wellness Center in Lakewood, N.J. The squad was selected by conference and tournament media relations staff. The complete All-Tournament Team can be viewed at http://caccathletics.org/sports/wvball/2013-14/releases/20131116-gcuwinsvolleyballchampionship.
The 5-foot-11 Emerson led Felician with nine kills and added 12 digs in the Golden Falcons' 3-0 CACC quarterfinal loss at Wilmington (Del.) University on Nov. 12. On the season, she recorded a .208 attack percentage and ranks second in the conference and among the top 50 nationally with 3.70 kills per set. She was elected to the All-CACC Second Team and twice named the CACC Player of the Week.
The Golden Falcons finished win an overall won-lost record of 6-19, and tied for fourth place on the CACC North Division table with a 6-13 league mark. They reached the CACC Tournament for the first time since 2007.
Felician College is a coeducational, liberal arts, Catholic college, enrolling 2,300 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Arts and Sciences, Business and Management, Teacher Education, and Health Sciences and Nursing. A Division II member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Felician College competes in baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, cross-country, men's golf, women's volleyball, and cheerleading. Founded in 1942 by the Felician Sisters in the Franciscan tradition, Felician College is located on two campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey.
NCAA Division II is one of the three membership divisions at the National Collegiate Athletic Association, a volunteer organization comprising more than 1,200 institutions, conferences and affiliated organizations. Division II is a group of institutions and conferences that serve almost 90,000 student-athletes nationwide, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The emphasis for the student-athlete experience in Division II is a comprehensive program of learning and development. The Division II approach provides growth opportunities through academic achievement, learning in high-level athletic competition and the development of societal attitudes in service to the community. The balance and integration of these different areas of learning provide Division II student-athletes with a path to graduation while cultivating a variety of skills and knowledge for life ahead. For additional information on Division II efforts, visit ncaa.org.