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Megan Bober
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Volleyball's Megan Bober Named Second-Team Academic All-American

OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton's Megan Bober has been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Volleyball Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Bober is the second player in Creighton Volleyball history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, joining third-team pick Emily Greisch in 2006. Bober also becomes the 29th student-athlete in Creighton history to earn Academic All-America honors in any sport.

A senior from Murdock, Neb., Bober was named MVC Player of the Year after averaging 9.69 assists, 2.99 digs, 1.93 kills and 1.00 blocks per set. She owned six triple-doubles and set a school-record with 24 double-doubles on the fall. Bober is the nation's only player to average at least 9.6 assists, 2.9 digs and 1.00 blocks per set this season, and she wrapped up her career ranked first in matches played (128), matches started (128), consecutive matches started (128) and sets played (480), second in assists (4,359) and block assists (380), fourth in total blocks (422), fifth in assists per set (9.08), sixth in aces (86), seventh in hitting percentage (.260) and points (1151.0) and eighth in digs (1,123) and block solos (42). Bober is the only player in program history twice named honorable-mention All-American and is also one of three players in program history to earn three First Team All-MVC honors.

Creighton wrapped up its best season in program history on December 1st, finishing 29-4. The Bluejays won their first MVC regular-season and tournament titles in program history, while also earning its first national ranking in program history.

Bober is one of two MVC student-athletes honored, as Southern Illinois senior Bailey Yeager was a third-team selection. The six-woman first team included Nebraska's Gina Mancuso and Academic All-American of the Year Ariel Turner of Purdue.

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Capital One Financial Corporation is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A. and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., had $216.5 billion in deposits and $294.5 billion in total assets outstanding as of March 31, 2012. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One and ING Direct offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has approximately 1,000 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. 

A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index. 

Capital One, an NCAA Corporate Champion, began its affiliation with college sports with the sponsorship of the 2001 Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl (now the Capital One Bowl) and ESPN’s Capital One Bowl Week. In addition, Capital One sponsors the ABC College Football Halftime Report, Capital One All-America Mascot team, Capital One Academic All Program, and supports all 89 NCAA Championships including the Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, and numerous other collegiate athletics programs. 

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. 

Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 16,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

2012 Capital One  Academic All-America®  Division I  Volleyball Team 
Capital One Academic All-America® of the Year:  Ariel Turner, Purdue


Name                          School                            Yr.  Hometown                     GPA    Major
Andrea Beck                Wake Forest                     Sr.  Winston-Salem, N.C.       3.96    Biology 
Moriah Bellissimo        Georgia Southern             Sr.  Blackstone, Va.              4.00    Exercise Science 
Katy Buck                    Towson                            Jr.  Catonsville, Md.              3.99    Biology 
Katherine Fischer (1) #  Oregon                            Sr.  Los Altos, Calif.              4.01    Accounting 
Gina Mancuso             Nebraska                         Sr.  Omaha, Neb.                  3.67    Marketing 
Ariel Turner (2)           Purdue                            Sr.  Highlands Ranch, Col.   3.49    Mechanical Engineering    

Name                          School                            Yr.  Hometown                     GPA    Major 
Megan Bober               Creighton                         Sr.  Murdock, Neb.                3.82    Exercise Science 
Danielle Carlson           Marquette                        Sr.  Marshfield, Wis.              3.72    Psychology, Theology 
Dana Cranston             Colorado State                 Sr.  Fort St. John, B.C.          3.89    Business Administration 
Andrea Hannasch         San Diego State               Sr.  New Braunfels, Texas      3.82    Mathematics 
Jamie Straube             Iowa State                        Sr.  Tecumseh, Neb.              3.99    Kinesiology 
Nrithya Sundararaman  Miami (Fla.)                      Sr.  Naperville, Ill.                  3.90    Neurobiology    

Name                          School                            Yr.  Hometown                     GPA    Major 
Alaina Bergsma           Oregon                            Sr.  Chandler, Ariz.                3.60    Business Administration
Sabrina Burns              Stephen F. Austin State    Sr.  McAlester, Okla.             4.00    Professional Accountancy
Sheina Fernandes        Oral Roberts                    Sr.  Porto Alegre, Brazil         4.00    International Business
Natalie Hagglund         Southern California           Jr.  Encinitas, Calif.              3.44    Communications
Christina Teter              Tennessee, Chattanooga  Sr.  Signal Mountain, Tenn.    4.00    Biology
Bailey Yeager              Southern Illinois                Sr.  Brownsburg, Ind.            3.92    Speech Comm. Disorders

(1) Capital One Academic All-America® Division I first team selection in 2011 
(2) Capital One Academic All-America® Division I second team selection in 2011
# Capital One Academic All-America® University Division third team selection in 2010

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