Holtan Named CoSIDA Academic All-District Posted on November 15th, 2018 by

GREENWOOD, Ind. – The 2018 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Google Cloud Academic All-District Women’s Volleyball Teams are released and Gustavus senior Nora Holtan (Rochester, Minn.) is named to the eight-member District 6 Team, which features student-athletes from institutions in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Nora Holtan

The Google Cloud Academic All-District Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. This marks Holtan’s second appearance on the Academic All-District Team after earning Academic All-America honors last year.  

Holtan, an exercise physiology and psychological science double major with a 3.87 GPA, was recently named AVCA First-Team All-America for the third consecutive year after also being awarded MIAC Player of the Year for the third time. Holtan, the most decorated student-athlete in 50 years of Gustavus volleyball, finished her career as the program’s all-time assists leader with 4,528 during her four seasons. She also ended her career with 1,194 digs (7th/program history) and 650 kills (32nd/program history). Holtan is the only player to wear the Black and Gold with at least 4,000 assists, 1,000 digs, and 500 kills. Holtan started all 30 matches and played all 113 sets throughout the year. The Rochester Mayo product averaged 10.16 assists and 2.5 digs per set. She also totaled 169 kills and posted a .283 hitting percentage. Her 31 aces were fourth most on a strong serving team.

During her senior season, Holtan led the Gusties to their second MIAC regular season championship and third MIAC playoff title in the past four years, as well as their fourth consecutive NCAA tournament appearance. Over her four seasons, Holtan, a four-time All-Conference honoree, played a large part in the Gusties posting a 104-21 overall record and a 39-5 mark in the MIAC.

First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot. First-, second- and third-team (if applicable) Academic All-America honorees will be announced in early December.

CoSIDA Release


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  1. gretchen Koehler says:

    super star congrates