Aurora's Wood Named CoSIDA Academic All-District

Aurora junior libero Julia Wood has been named the CoSIDA Academic All-District Women's Volleyball Team for NCAA Division III.
Aurora junior libero Julia Wood has been named the CoSIDA Academic All-District Women's Volleyball Team for NCAA Division III.

Release courtesy of Aurora University athletics communications

AURORA, Ill. --- Aurora University women's volleyball junior libero Julia Wood was named to the CoSIDA District VII Academic All-District Team, which was announced on Thursday. Wood was selected for her combined performances in the classroom and on the field.

The Academic All-District teams are selected by CoSIDA member sports information directors within the district based on the student-athletes' academic prowess while being a steady influence on their respective athletic field. To be considered for the honor, the nominated student-athletes are required to maintain a minimum 3.30 cumulative grade-point average throughout their academic career at AU. Wood will now move on to the Academic All-America selection process.
 
On the court, Wood leads the Spartans into the 2019 NCAA Division III Regional Tournament at Calvin College. She leads AU with 5.56 digs per set and has 34 serving aces while maintaining a 4.00 grade point average as an elementary education major. This latest honor comes on the heels of Wood being named First-Team All-Region by the AVCA and Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Defensive Player of the Year and First-Team All-Conference. In a growing list of accomplishments in her Spartan career, Wood was notably named the 2018 NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball Elite 90 recipient. 

NCAA DIVISION III – DISTRICT 7 (IL, IN, OH)
First Team School Yr. GPA Major
Jacqueline Baughman Trine University Jr. 4.00
Exercise Science / Pre-Physical Therapy
Dasha Bruyako Otterbein University Jr. 3.99 Music
Tate Eppard Otterbein University Jr. 4.00 Nursing
Emma Griffith University of Chicago Jr. 3.90
Law, Letters & Society
Chelsea Huppert Ohio Northern University Sr. 4.00 Pharmacy
Karley King Case Western Reserve University Sr. 4.00
Biomedical Engineering
Morgan Stearley DePauw University Sr. 3.75 Kinesiology
Julia Wood Aurora University Jr. 4.00
Elementary Education