Guinsler, Gromes, Neal and Weinstein named Academic All-OAC
NEW CONCORD, OHIO, NOVEMBER 20, 2006 - The Ohio Athletic Conference has announced that Muskingum College volleyball senior senior libero Elizabeth Guinsler and senior setter Jessica Gromes were named Academic All-OAC, while sophomore defensive specialist Erin Neal and senior outside hitter Jill Weinstein garnered honorable mention.
Guinsler, a business and speech communication major, carries a 3.91 grade-point-average. She led the team with 883 digs and 39 service aces. Her 883 digs and 7.48 digs per game average ranks first at Muskingum for a single-season. Guinsler owns the school record for digs in a match with her 53 dig performance against Ohio Northern last season. Additionally, her 46 dig effort this season against Heidelberg College ranks second. Guinsler ends her career as Muskingum's all-time career digs leader with 1,824.
Gromes, a biology and psychology major, carries a 3.42 grade-point-average. She led the Muskies with 1,024 assists, which marked the fourth straight year that Gromes has topped the 1,000 assist plateau. She also recorded 461 digs , 59 kills and 18 service aces. Furthermore, she ranks second all-time with 1,629 career digs and ranks third, fourth, fifth and sixth for most assists in a single match. Gromes, a two-time All-OAC honoree, ends her career as Muskingum's all-time career assist leader with 4,898.
Neal, an English and education major, carries a 3.70 grade-point-average. Neal saw action in 96 games and logged 213 digs. Weinstein, an early childhood education major, carries a 3.4 grade-point-average. Weinstein played in 96 games and notched 196 kills and 23 blocks.
Under the guidance of Head Coach Elizabeth Zicha, the 10th winningest active coach in NCAA Division III, Muskingum advanced to the OAC Tournament Championship game with wins over 21st-ranked Baldwin-Wallace College and 25th-ranked Capital University en route to its 21st season of 17 or more wins.