GW's Dunning, Hokom Named to 2003 CoSIDA Academic All-District II Volleyball Second Team
Nov. 14, 2003
NASHVILLE, TN - Seniors Lauren Dunning (Stockton, CA) and Sarah Hokom (Caldwell, ID) have joined 10 others on the 2003 CoSIDA Academic All-District II Volleyball Team as voted by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Both student-athletes will advance to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.
The District II University Division consists of all NCAA Division I college and universities in Delaware, The District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. To be nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and starter or significant reserve or her team.
Dunning, the team's starting setter and co-captain, maintains a 3.79 GPA in exercise science. She leads the team in assists with 951 (10.45 apg) and in service aces with 36. She ranks fourth on GW's all-time career assists list with 3,015. The daughter of Stanford volleyball coach, John Dunning, Lauren has 894 career digs and was named to the All-Tournament team at the 2003 Rutgers Volleyball Invitational.
Hokom, who maintains a 3.71 GPA as a double major in biology and biological anthropology, leads the Colonials in kills with 353 (3.68 kpg) and blocks with 60 (57 assisted, three solo) and is second on the team in digs with 320 (3.33 dpg). A co-captain, Hokom ranks third on GW's all-time career kills list with 1,112 and 10th on the career digs list with 1,032. She is a three-time Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week this season and was selected to the All-Tournament teams in each of the four tournaments in which GW competed this season. It marks the second straight year Hokom has been voted to the Academic All-District II team.
The Colonials (20-8, 7-5 A-10) host La Salle Friday at 7:00 p.m. and Temple Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the final matches of the regular season. A GW victory in either match clinches a berth in the Atlantic 10 Championship Tournament Nov. 21-22, in Kingston, RI.