Philadelphia, Pa. - Holy Family University women's volleyball junior middle blocker Sarah Ambach (Springboro, Ohio/Springboro) was named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District 1 First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) members in the East Region.
As a first team selection, Ambach is now eligible for the Academic All-America team, which will be announced in early December. This marks the second straight year that she has been selected to the Academic All-District team.
Ambach finished her junior season leading the team in kills as she averaged 2.55 kills per set. She collected a total of 268 kills to bring her career total to 779 kills, which ranks fourth all-time in program history. In addition, Ambach set a new single-season record for highest attack percentage with a .312- percent breaking her previous mark of .302-percent that she set last year.
Furthermore, Ambach surpassed 200 blocks for her career after totaling 60 blocks this season. She recorded 19 solo blocks to go along with 41 block assists. For her career, Ambach has totaled 202 blocks, which is second most all-time in program history. Former standout Rebecca Tett (Leesburg, Va./Notre Dame Academy) holds the program's record with 262 total blocks.
In the classroom, Ambach has a 3.95 cumulative grade point average and is a Business Management - Marketing major. She received CACC All-Academic honors last year on top of being named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District team for the first time.
Holy Family finished the 2012 season with a 13-18 overall record and concluded conference play with an 11-8 mark.
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