STANDISH, Maine - Saint Joseph's College senior middle blocker Jordynne Copp (Cumberland, Maine) has earned College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) All-District® honors, as announced by the organization late last week.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their excellence both on the field and in the classroom. The District Team selections are divided into eight geographic districts and further delineated by NCAA Divisions I, II and III.
Copp is the first player in Saint Joseph's College volleyball program history to earn the high academic honor and the 11th SJC athlete to collect CoSIDA accolades since 2009.
A Nursing major at Saint Joseph's, Copp is a member of the Sigma Theta tau international Honors Society, the Nursing National Honors Society, and the Student Nurses Association. She is on her way to earning her third Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) All-Academic Team honor and has been listed on the Dean's List all six semesters at Saint Joseph's.
Copp, a two-year team captain, claims the honor after tallying 273 kills, 102 digs, and 69 total blocks with a .278 hitting percentage during her senior campaign. She established career-highs in kills, kills per set (2.37), attempts (723), aces (20), block solos (44), points (349.5), and points per set (3.03) this fall.
In 120 career matches (430 sets), Copp recorded 664 kills in 1,869 attempts with a .242 attack percentage, 271 digs, 238 total blocks (129 solos, 109 assists), and 887.5 points. She completed her collegiate career ranked second in team history in sets played and third in blocks, solo blocks, block assists, blocks per set (0.6), and attack percentage and fourth in kills.
She is the one of three GNAC players –Anna Maria's Rebecca Foti and Johnson & Wales's Kate Walker are the others - to earn the academic award and is the only player hailing from a Maine College or University to be honored.
First team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first, second and third team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.