Tsukano Named To ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII Third Team

San JoseSan Jose State volleyball player Kristal Tsukano has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII Third Team, as selected by the district's College Sports Information Directors.

Tsukano, a junior from Honolulu, carries a 3.69 overall grade point average and is a biological science major. She is a two-time Academic All-WAC selection. Tsukano is the Spartans starting libero and averages 3.38 digs per set this season. She enters the week with 958 digs, needs 20 to move into eight place all-time at San Jose State and is only 42 digs away from becoming the sixth player in school history with 1,000 or more career digs.

San Jose State enters this week with a 10-14 record and 5-7 WAC mark. The team plays at Utah State tonight and hosts Nevada this Saturday afternoon at Spartan Gym beginning at 2 p.m.

ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Honores
District VIII Winners
University Division

FIRST TEAM
Kathryn Haynie, Utah, Sr., North Salt Lake City, Utah, 3.94, Accounting
Cynthia Barboza, Stanford, Sr., Long Beach, Calif., 3.33, Political Science
Jill Collymore, Washington, Jr., Bellevue, Wash., 3.78, Psychology
Jessica Walters, UNLV, Jr., Ashland, Ore., 3.97, Journalism
Erica Jepsen, Portland State. Jr., Kennewick, Wash., 3.97, Speech and Hearing Science
Jenna Hagglund, Washington, So., West Chester, Ohio, 3.58, Pre Science
Julie Rubenstein, Pepperdine, Sr., Camarillo, Calif., 3.53, Liberal Arts/Psychology

SECOND TEAM
Nevena Djordjevic, Oregon, Jr., Lazarevac, Serbia, 3.46, Accounting
Rebecca Anderson, Utah State, Sr., Logan, Utah, 3.94, Statistics
Jade Machado, UCLA, Sr., Encinitas, Calif., 3.95, Communications
Katie Astle, Utah State, So., Sandy, Utah, 3.95, Accounting
Brittany Johnson, Washington State, Sr., Phoenix, Ariz., 3.80, Mgmt. Info. Systems and Mgmt. & Operations

THIRD TEAM
Brittany Stowers, Northern Arizona, Sr., Phoenix, Ariz., 3.71, Parks and Recreation Management
Tara Hittle, Hawaii, Sr., Colorado Springs, CO, 3.52, Education
Erin Greenwood, UNLV, Jr., Woodway, Wash., 3.58, Biology
Emily Day, Loyola Marymount, Sr., Torrance, Calif., 3.54, Mathematics
Marina Mercer, Arizona State, Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 3.91, Management
Anna Cmaylo, Santa Clara, Sr., Napa, Calif., 3.42, Political Science
Kristal Tsukano, San Jose State, Jr., Honolulu, Hawaii, 3.69, Biological Science

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