On campus: Dec. 9

On campus: Dec. 9

Three area athletes were recently honored by the Collegiate Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin in their respective sports.

Junior Cedrick Fry, from Urbana, was recently named to the CCIW Football Second Team All-Conference team. The Carthage defensive lineman had 27 solo tackles and 13 assists, including 91 / 2 tackles for loss and two sacks. It is the second consecutive season that Fry has earned second team honors.

Both Anna Billman, a junior from Urbana, and Emily Seegmiller, a junior from ALAH, made the CCIW second team in volleyball. Playing for North Central, Billman ranked third in the conference with a .300 hitting percentage while tying for the team lead with 50 total blocks. Seegmiller, a Millikin outside hitter, finished the season with 344 kills, 274 digs and 34 total blocks.

Freshman Katie Kidwell, from Watseka, was named to the Mid-American Conference All-Freshman Team recently.

A middle blocker with Bowling Green, Kidwell has 128 total blocks and 178 kills through 110 sets and her 1.16 blocks per set average is currently second in the MAC. The 17-11 Falcons finished the regular season as MAC champions for the first time since 1992 and were invited to the National Invitational Volleyball Tournament.

Junior Laura Gross, from Schlarman Academy and Parkland College, was named to the Missouri Valley Conference Volleyball Second Team All-MVC team.

The former Hilltopper and Cobra outside hitter led Indiana State with 373 kills and was second with 416 digs in 111 sets. She also had a team-high 20 double-doubles in 29 matches. The 11-21 Sycamores won their first MVC tournament match in program history before losing in the next round.

Three area athletes were named to the honorable mention All-Conference team by the Mid States Football Midwest League.

Olivet Nazarene senior T.J. Foulks, from Iroquois West, finished with 50 tackles and a team-high 12 tackles for loss and nine sacks.

Sophomore Zach Gadbury, from Unity, started nine games on the offensive line for St. Ambrose, while freshman Jamal Stovall, from Champaign Central, played in 10 games for St. Francis at cornerback, making 43 tackles along with eight pass breakups, an interception and a fumble recovery.

Graduate student Nicole Choquette, from Urbana, and senior Miranda Marry, from Fisher, received Academic All-Big Ten recognition this week.

Choquette, who is pursuing a master's in plant biology, and Marry, a kinesiology major, were both members of the University of Illinois women's cross-country team.

To be eligible for selection, students must be on a varsity team, have been enrolled full-time at the institution for a minimum of 12 months and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

Senior Philip Hassell, from Centennial, earned Academic All-District honors on the District 2 College Division team from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Hassell, who played defensive back for Robert Morris-Chicago, registered 49 tackles, two pass breakups, and a fumble recovery.

Hassell has maintained a perfect 4.00 grade point average as a major in management.

To be eligible for Academic All-American consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, reached sophomore athletic and academic status at his current school and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00. The College Division Academic All-America Team will be announced next Monday.

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