Austin, Texas - June 6, 2017 - Kyle Jasuta (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) of the Springfield College men's volleyball program was recognized for his commitment and dedication to both academics and athletics, and was named a Second Team Academic All-American® by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Jasuta was part of the At-Large Division, which includes student-athletes from the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo for both men and women; bowling, crew and field hockey for women; and volleyball and wrestling for men.
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.
The Finance and Accounting major at Springfield, Jasuta has earned a cumulative 3.96 grade-point average and was one of only two men's volleyball student-athletes in the nation to earn CoSIDA Division III Academic All-America honors. In fact, Jasuta was one of only three sophomores from both the men's and women's CoSIDA Academic All-American At-Large Teams to be recognized. The last men's volleyball student-athlete at Springfield College to earn Academic All-American honors was Brett Stothart, who was honored in both 1996 and 1997.
A recipient of the Elite 90 Award this April, an honor presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA Championships, Jasuta played a major role in Springfield College capturing its 10th men's volleyball national title, including its fourth NCAA Division III Champinship in the past six seasons. The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Second-Team All-America selection hit .537 out of the middle while totaling 129 kills, aiding Springfield to a .414 team hitting percentage, which proved to be the highest team hitting percentage in the history of college men's volleyball. Jasuta also posted 59 blocks and keyed a Pride defense that led the country in opponent's hitting percentage (.117). It proved to be the first time in college men's volleyball that a team led the county in both hitting percentage and opponents hitting percentage.
He was a member of the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team and was recognized on the regional scale as an ECAC Division III North First-Team All Star.