Lizzie Kamp Named Capital One Academic All-American of the Year in Division III Women’s Volleyball
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
TOWSON, Md. – Senior outside hitter Lizzie Kamp of Calvin College leads the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Volleyball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Kamp has been chosen as the Capital One Academic All-America® of the Year award winner for Division III volleyball.
The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2012-13 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.
An accounting major with a 3.69 G.P.A., Kamp is making her second appearance on the Capital One Academic All-America® Volleyball team after earning second team honors as a junior in 2011. A native of Orland Park, Ill., Kamp followed in her older sister’s footsteps when she was named as the 2012 Division III National Player of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). A two-time AVCA All-American, Kamp led the Knights to a 33-3 record and a runner-up finish in the NCAA Championship Division III Tournament. This marks the second straight year that a member of the Kamp family has been named as the Capital One Academic All-America® of the Year for Division III volleyball. Her older sister, Rebecca Kamp of Calvin won the award last year.
A three-time selection to the All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association first team, Lizzie Kamp was honored as the league’s Player of the Year in 2012. She finished the season with 528 kills and ranked eighth in the nation with 4.43 kills per set. She was also eighth nationally in points-per-set (4.87).
Calvin has now had four student-athletes receive Capital One Academic All-America of the Year awards. Chris Knoester was the first to be so honored, receiving the award in men’s basketball in 1994 with Joel Klooster doing so in men’s track/cross country in 2002. Rebecca Kamp then achieved the honor in volleyball a year ago with sister Lizzie joining the exclusive club this year.
Calvin has now had its athletes receive CoSIDA (Capital One) Academic All-America accolades 97 times including 66 times in the last 16 years. Calvin currently ranks eighth on the all-time NCAA Division III list for Academic All-Americans.