Torres Named to Volleyball Academic All-District Team

Torres Named to Volleyball Academic All-District Team
Tania Torres was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team for her performance in class and on the court. Photo by Jason Roberts

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
Academic All-District
District 5    
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