Townsend wins NCAA Elite 90 Award

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Courtesy: NU Media Relations

Nebraska junior defensive specialist Sydney Townsend received the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Elite 90 award on Wednesday night at the NCAA Championship banquet in Columbus, Ohio. 

The Elite 90 award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals set for each of the NCAA’s championships. Townsend, majoring in biochemistry, carries a 3.84 cumulative GPA. A Lincoln Pius X graduate, Townsend is a three-time academic All-Big Ten selection and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. 

The Elite 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. 

Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and a designated member of the squad size at the championship. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed.

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