MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry University senior volleyball player Tania Torres was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District Team.
Torres, a middle blocker/outside hitter from Camuy, Puerto Rico, has a 3.95 in biology.
"It's just a feeling of hard work pays off," said Torres, who prior to college attended a private school from seventh through 12th grades, earning a tuition scholarship. "I've always had to have a balance in school and volleyball. I've always been raised that school is always first."
She is Barry's leader in kills with 282, while starting in all 26 matches this year. Torres is second on the team in blocks with 70. As a junior, she led the Bucs in kills with 322, and was second on the team in blocks with 54.
Torres won the National Junior College Athletic Association of America Division I National Championship in 2010 while playing for Western Nebraska Community College.
Earlier this year, she was selected to two all-tournament teams. Last year she was named to the Sunshine State Conference All-Newcomer Team.
"This is a reward," Torres said of the CoSIDA academic honor. "It's a feeling of success, and why I can't stop. I have to keep working hard. It's how you see yourself reaching your goals."
College Sports Information Directors of America
NCAA Division I
Stephanie Arnold EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY Jr. Oregon, Wis. 4.0 Biological sciences
Meg Riley MIAMI UNIVERSITY So. St. Louis, Mo. 3.94 Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Lindsey Dulude CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Sr. Midland, Mich. 3.97 Language Arts, Education
Anna Dorn ILLINOIS, UNIVERSITY OF Jr. Munster, Ind. 3.95 Kinesiology
Bailey Yeager SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY Sr. Brownsburg, Ind. 3.92 Speech Communication Disorders
Ariel Turner PURDUE UNIVERSITY Sr. Highlands Ranch, Colo. 3.49 Mechanical Engineering
Lindsey Butterfield BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY Jr. Springfield, Ohio 3.89 Biology
Megan Campbell DAYTON, UNIVERSITY OF Jr. Versailles, Ohio 3.51 Mathematics
Rachel Krabacher DAYTON, UNIVERSITY OF Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio 3.55 Chemical Engineering
Rachel Iaquaniello EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Sr. Plymouth, Mich. 3.86 Exercise Science
Julie Chin NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Sr. Naperville, Ill. 3.47 Economics
Rachel Davis PURDUE UNIVERSITY Sr. Kalamazoo, Mich. 3.59 Elementary Education
Alysia Mayes SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY Sr. Ashkum, Ill. 3.76 Exercise Science
NCAA Division II
Danielle Selkridge TAMPA, UNIVERSITY OF Sr. Tortola, Virgin Islands 3.33 Allied Health
Meagan Burke TAMPA, UNIVERSITY OF So. Jacksonville, Fla. 3.64 Biology
Frances Cardenas TAMPA, UNIVERSITY OF Jr. San Juan, P.R. 3.82 Psychology
Kahley Patrick TAMPA, UNIVERSITY OF So. Clearwater, Fla. 3.66 Education
Holly Reschke TAMPA, UNIVERSITY OF Jr. Naples, Fla. 3.55 Elementary Education
Lindsay Biggs ECKERD COLLEGE Jr. Topeka, Kan. 3.77 Biology
Tania Torres BARRY UNIVERSITY Sr. Camuy, Puerto Rico 3.95 Biology