ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s volleyball standout Kyleen Bell has been named to the 2000 Verizon Academic all-America Volleyball first team, as announced today by the College Sports Infomration Directors of America (CoSIDA). Bell becomes the only the second female athlete in Tech’s history to earn all-America honors, joining Carolyn Clevenger who earned the award in 1998 and 1999.
Bell, a first-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference selection from Rocklin, Calif., maintains a 3.95 grade point average with a major in Management. She was the starting middle blocker for the Georgia Tech volleyball team, averaging 3.71 kills per game and 1.03 blocks per game while helping the Jackets to a 25-8 record and a share of the regular season ACC title. This is the second time Bell has earned academic recognition as she was named to the all-District team in 1999.
To be eligible for Verizon Academic all-America honors, a studnet-athlete must be a starter or important reserve and carry at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average.