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Congrats to Patrick Gasman, Dalton Solbrig and Stijn van Tilburg.
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic Scholar-Athlete Honors announced Tuesday.
The requirements were a 3.00 or better cumulative grade point average accompanied by having participated in at least fifty percent or more of the institution’s competitions as well as be at least at a sophomore standing academically. Patrick Gasman, Dalton Solbrig and Stijn Van Tilburg were the three Rainbow Warriors to earn All-Academic accolades.
In their first year of eligibility for the All-Academic status, both redshirt freshman Gasman and sophomore Solbrig both earned the their first all-academic conference awards.
Gasman, who also earned MPSF all-freshman team honors this season, finished his rookie year as the team leader with 106 total blocks and an average of 1.09 blocks per set. The mechanical engineering major hit .380 for the season and averaged 1.48 kills per set.
Solbrig, a marine biology major, appeared in 19 matches with three starts at middle blocker. The middle blocker hit .333 for the season with 18 kills while averaging 0.94 blocks per set and 34.0 total blocks.
Sophomore opposite Van Tilburg earned AVCA All-America first team and all-MPSF first team honors and was also the recipient of Off The Block’s Bryan Ivie Award given to the nation’s best opposite. The economics major was voted to the NCAA Championship all-tournament team. He ranked third nationally with 4.25 kills per set average and fifth nationally in points per set (4.78). Van Tilburg appeared in 32 matches with 29 starts at opposite and hit for double-figure kills in 24 matches with three 20-kill matches while also averaged 1.21 digs and 0.69 blocks per set.